Are you ready to engage your students in a fun activity that requires critical thinking and content area knowledge? Looking for something you can adapt for your students? Want something meaningful before Christmas, but you're too dang tired to create it? Look no further, this escape room is perfect for the week before Winter Break! It includes 11 activities across the curriculum, including ELA, math, science, geography, PE, music, and art.
The premise is that the teachers at your school have stolen all of Santa's gifts. Your students must complete a series of tasks designed by each teacher in order to retrieve the presents and escape the campus. You can choose to use all of the activities, or pick and choose the ones that work for your school and students.
The following activities are currently included:
ELA-annotating/color-coding the parts of a narrative, argument, and explanatory holiday paragraph.
Math-Holiday and winter themed word problems, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice. (Look for a coordinate plane graphing activity coming soon!)
Science: Identifying a plant and animal cell and explaining the differences
Geography: Correctly identifying 12 states on a US map, and 12 countries on a world map. I've included ones that are ready to print and use, and blank set if you'd rather focus on specific states/countries.
PE: Holiday themed workout to be completed as a team
Music: Unscramble and Christmas Carols and sing one as a group. (Look for a sheet music activity coming soon!)
Art: Complete a craft using pieces provided, but with no directions. The group must work together to create an art project. I've included one ready to print and use, and another sheet with basic instructions if you'd prefer to set up your own art project. I've also included a link to a Pinterest board with art project ideas you can use.
This would be a great activity to do with a team of teachers across multiple classrooms, or just a fun way to include other content areas in your own classroom.
You can get this product at a discount as part of my Christmas and Winter Holiday Mega Discount Bundle!