Back to School Escape Room (Editable for Any Subject Area)

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This EDITABLE back to school Escape Room includes icebreakers, a supply scavenger hunt, a syllabus close reading quiz, cryptoquotes, and an optional writing activity about Growth Mindset. You can present this as a Breakout Box (groups work at their desks) or as an Escape Room (groups seek clues you’ve hidden in the classroom). It has been designed to take 30-40 minutes. This resource includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation) and Answer Key. This resource has been designed to work for any subject area. (grades 6-12)

Need a digital resource? Check out my Digital Back to School Escape Room (Template & Tutorial)

What You Get:

1. Four tasks (Getting to Know You, Supplies & Resource Riddles & Hunt, Syllabus Close Read, and Growth Mindset Cryptoquotes) with instructions, clues, and hints

2. A bank of Supplies Riddles and a bank of Syllabus Close Read questions (40) so that you can edit it to fit your classroom.

3. Four station cards

4. Student Answer Sheets

5. A full Teacher's Guide with set-up instructions, editing help, a printing checklist, and an Answer Key

6. A poster for your door. ;)

This file includes an easy, medium, and difficult version of the Growth Mindset Quotes puzzle! Download the preview for more information!

If you're looking for slightly different puzzles to use for Back to School, check out my Back to School Escape Room, Volume 2.

About Your Resource:

Your download is a .ppt file, sized to print on 8.5 x 11" paper. You can use each task as-is, or you can edit them to fit the needs of your classroom. For example, the Syllabus Close Read contains 10 preformatted questions based off of my syllabus, but then you get a Question Bank of 40 questions. You can copy and paste these into the quiz to make this resource work for your students.

The backgrounds of the activity pages and station cards have been flattened to preserve title fonts and formatting, but you can edit the text itself. This video shows how to edit your resource. Instructions for use and copyright information are included in this resource. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. :)

Here's another Escape Room for Romeo & Juliet!

Since your students looove puzzles, check out my Team Trivia Bellringers!

If you're ready to make your own fabulous escape rooms, check out this Escape Room Template Kit. Happy creating!

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Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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