Christmas Music Escape Room

Aileen Miracle
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Looking for a fun and engaging way to practice rhythm in your music room during the holiday season? This escape room set includes materials for an escape room to practice rhythm, and to practice knowledge of Christmas carols. Students will work in small groups to solve puzzles, earn letters, and unscramble the letters to form a musical word, then escape the room!

This set includes:

  • Signs to post at each task
  • Link to video, which will set up the storyline about escaping the room to help Santa get unstuck from the chimney (check out the preview video for a sample.) You can either view on YouTube or download the video.
  • Task 1, Rhythm Code: Students code Christmas words to rhythms using a key, then open an envelope to get a clue to figure out their letter. Two versions are included: one for ta, ti-ti, and rest, and one for ta, ti-ti, rest, tika-tika, and tika-ti.
  • Task 2, Christmas Carol Quiz: Students either complete a quiz about Christmas carols with pencil and paper or through Google Forms on a Chromebook, computer, or iPad. If completing the paper, students check their answers with the teacher, then get the letter, and if completing the Google Form Quiz, students receive their letter when checking their answers.
  • Task 3, Rhythm Match Up: Students match the song titles to the first rhythm patterns of each Christmas carol, then open an envelope to get a clue to figure out their letter. Songs include Jolly Old St. Nicholas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Christmas Song, Up on the Housetop, Carol of the Bells, and Jingle Bell Rock (note: notation is not included.)
  • Task 4, Rhythm dice: Students roll the rhythm die (template is included to print out onto cardstock, fold, and tape) then write the rhythms they roll, read their rhythms, then get an envelope with their letter. Suggestions are also included for playing dreidel at this center, if you're looking to include more than just Christmas into this activity.
  • Task 5, Puzzle: Students either put together a puzzle with cardstock pieces or through a website on a Chromebook, computer, or iPad. If completing the cardstock puzzle, students open an envelope for their clue, and if completing on a device, students go to another link to receive their letter.
  • Directions for the set, including how to set up the lesson, possible additional purchases, things to keep in mind, and more!
  • Editable files: A PowerPoint is included so you can add tasks if you'd like, change the letters, or edit the code for transferring letters to numbers (if using a number lock)

Please note: You can use this set without any additional purchases. I've included suggestions if using a number or letter lock with a lock box, but I've also included information about how to use the set without any locks or lock boxes.

Download the preview, and view the video preview, for more information!

Looking for more escape room sets that you can use any time of the year? Check out my escape room rhythm growing bundle!

Check out these Christmas/ winter holiday sets:

Christmas Around the World

Visuals and Activities for the Nutcracker

Christmas Sing-Along Set

Christmas Carol Bingo

Thanks to Music Teacher Coffee Talk for the inspiration for this set. Check out their podcast here.

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Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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