Back to School Getting to Know you Escape Game First Day of School

Rated 4.8 out of 5, based on 81 reviews
81 Ratings
Teresa Kwant
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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86 pages
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This was a great first day activity to see students working in teams and showcasing some basic skills. Easy to print and implement with high quality graphics.
This was a really good ice breaker at the beginning of the year. Helped to really get the kids thinking and up and moving.


This is a fun and engaging escape game that is perfect for the first day or week of school! Provided in both a printable and digital format, you are sure to have a version that works best for your students. The digital version is played on Google Slides and Google Sheets. Breakout and escape rooms are the perfect way to have your students work together to solve puzzles and clues. Use this game in person or virtually.

Your class has been turned into robots! Can they solve all the puzzles and become human again before the day ends? Students must find all the missing parts to the robot who has the ability to help them with this journey. As students complete each puzzle, they are to color the coordinating robot part they find. This is a fun game where students are getting to know each other. They will be tasked with, “Find someone who…” questions. For example, students will find a classmate who can play a musical instrument, likes to eat cake, has a sister, likes to ride their bike, and so much more! When the robot is completely colored, they will be just about finished with the game. Once the robot is complete, they will be asked to find the robot's heart. The heart will be hidden in the classroom.

Escape rooms are a great way to get students working together, solving problems, practicing skills, and having fun. This back-to-school game leads students through different puzzles to help them get to know their classmates. This game is most engaging when played in groups, however, it can be played individually as well. The set up for the printable version is quick and takes just a few moments.

Supplies your students will need to play the printable game:



•Glue or glue stick

•Paper clip

Markers or crayons

Supplies the teacher will need to put the printable version together:

  • File folders (4 per group)
  • paper

Digital Version

Technology Requirements:

  • A Google Drive account
  • If sharing with students, a Drive account that is linked to student Google accounts
  • Can be shared/delivered on Google Classroom

This escape room can be used with iPads, chrome books, laptops, and desktops as long as your students have access to Google Drive or Classroom on a device. The escape room is on a Google Slides and Google Sheets, with two links to Wheel of Names.

There are 86 total pages in this product. 48 printable pages, and 38 digital slides.

Total Pages
86 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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