Christmas Escape Room | Holidays Around the World

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Teacher's Brain - Cindy Martin
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Learning Objective

Students will practice teamwork skills while solving clues to help learn about holidays around the world.


Are you ready to be the most memorable teacher of a child's life this holiday season? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to solve a mystery, learn about different holidays around the world and ESCAPE THE CLASSROOM! With a little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock!

What's inside this download?

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Directions (with video link)

Pg. 4 Materials Needed to Set Up

Pg. 5 Checklist for Set Up

Pg. 6 Santa’s on Vacation (Motivational Paragraph, and put class in two groups)

Pg. 7 Clue 1 (To read after Santa’s on Vacation pg.6 and video)

Pg. 8 Holiday Puzzles (cut into 24 pieces), You will need two copies of this.

Pg. 9 Folder Labels for Team 1 (Reindeer) Red

Bag Labels for Team 2 (Elves) Green

Pg. 10 Mystery Grid- CLUE 2

Pg. 11 Explains two options

Pg. 12 Blank Holiday Mystery Grid

Pg. 13 Mystery Grid images to cut & glue

Pg. 14 Mystery Grid Folder Labels

Pg. 15 CLUE 3 I SPY Holiday Words (magnifying glass’ needed)

Pg. 16 I Spy Holiday Words Printable

Pg. 17 Labels for I Spy Folders

Pg. 18 Clue 4 Riddle

Pg. 19-20 KEYS

Pg. 21 Help Button Cards

Pg. 22 Homework Passes (optional prize)

Pg. 23 Book Markers (optional prize)

Pg. 24 Letter From Santa (Optional for Box)

Pg. 25 Certificate for Completion

Pg. 26-27 Pictures of Set Up

Pg. 28-30 Answer Keys

Pg. 31-32 Holidays Around the World Mini Book (EXTRA Activity)

Pg. 33 KINDERGARTEN Replacement Puzzle Page for Clue 1 (to differentiate, if needed.)

Pg. 34-38 KINDERGARTEN Replacements for Clue 2 and 3, if needed.

Pg. 39-40 Credits

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There is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a YouTube Video to HOOK your students into accepting a mission to help let Santa know that we BELIEVE in order for him to go spread holiday cheer around the world. The mystery can only be solved by working through mystery challenges about holidays around the world and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to escaping the classroom to enjoy recess, a cookie party or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.

This escape room is NOT EDITABLE.

Made with 1st-3rd Grade students in mind!

There are 4 Tasks for the students to solve before they can break free. About 40 min. to prep and plan about 45 minutes to solve all the mystery clues.

MATERIALS YOU NEED TO ADD: a box , some surprise to put in the box (homework passes and bookmarks are provided), pencils, 6 large file folders (or regular folders), glue sticks, and scissors.

(Any box will do... no need for locks unless you want them!)

Check out the PREVIEW!

Students will learn:

⏳ Teamwork Skills

⏳ Word Work

⏳ Problem Solving Skills

⏳ Following Directions

⭐This is a great Holiday ACTIVITY!⭐

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Teaching Duration
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