I just had the best class with my Spanish 5 students! We just finished reading/studying Gabriel García Márquez's 'Crónica de una muerte anunciada'. We made our "class" into an Escape Room game using the Breakout Box concept. You need to have the following:
- a box that will fit a hasp (has a loop for putting on a lock)
- 5 locks: directional lock, lock with key, 5-letter word lock, TWO 4-digit number locks
- copy of the book Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca (or make up a paper/poster with this cover... or not use this clue as there's a spare)
- Fridge or cooler
- Deck of Spanish cards (you could get away with regular playing cards though)
- access to Google (one clue requires you to know the distance between two towns from the book)
I have 6 clues: four are poems, one is a letter from Angela Vicario to Bayardo San Román, and one is a grid to help you open the directional lock. These will guide your students to the means to open the locks. If you are lacking either the book (Bodas de sangre) or the fridge or cooler, you can still play this game since you really only need 5 clues (and I've included 6). If you have the above, you will be all set! I did this in two classes, with teams of 8-10. (I printed out a full set of clues for each team.) It took my students 80 minutes to solve everything, and they had a blast!