This resource is all about the newest rage hitting the upper elementary and middle school grades, but in a primary learner format! This set of Breakout Activities is perfect for back to school time and well suited for preparing students for cooperative learning. Breakout activities require students to use numerous skills, including math, literacy, higher order, and critical thinking skills. If you're looking for a new and exciting activity to do with your students, I urge you to give this a try. This is something they'll never forget and will love doing!
The skills used in this breakout resource are:
~double-digit addition with no regrouping
~higher order thinking
To do this activity, you will need:
~a four-digit number lock
~a direction lock
~a key padlock
~a hasp lock
~a plastic box or any type of box that will close and can be locked (i.e., shoe box)
To do the activity:
~Students are grouped. They are given activities to "solve" which lead them to clues to unlocking the different locks. In this specific breakout, Room 201 is working quietly and a flyaway fidget spinner zooms into their room. After many attempts to catch it, students are stumped as how to stop the fidget. The answer is hidden in the box. To stop the chaos students must unlock it. So fun! You can also put a small (or large!) treat in the box for the students for opening the master box.
Both color and black and white printables are included. Clear picture directions are provided to guide you through the breakout.
Please see the preview for a look!