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December CRACK THE CODE (Grades 1-5)

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'Tis the season to CRACK THE CODE! Crack the Codes allow students to feel success in all academic areas, while working hard to collaborate, persevere, and problem solve with their peers. Crack the Codes take students on a "scavenger hunt" style game where six clue cards will need to be located and solved. This resource includes options for grades 1st through 5th where you can pick and choose whichever clue cards best suit your students! Here is a closer look at what types of challenges are included in this Crack the Code!

Game versions:

Grades 4 & 5

Grades 2 & 3

Grade 1

In this holiday (Christmas themed) challenge, students will be reading passages, solving math problems, using a letter decoder to decode secret messages, participating in a stem activity, and collecting letter pieces (shaped like mint candies) throughout the challenge in order to unscramble the final secret code word CANE. There is a recording sheet included which students can use to show their work for each question and submit at the end!

***If you are looking for a NON-holiday December themed crack the code then I would suggest checking out the NUTCRACKER CRACK THE CODE

The only additional supplies you will need in addition to printing this PDF is red, green, and white paper, pipe cleaners to construct a holiday tree, and OPTIONAL black light and invisible ink! No worries if you don't have a black light, you can simply highlight the text for students to find the hidden message in the text.

For grades 1st-2nd you can do this whole class as a Crack the Code or you could use each clue card as a CENTER. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need a modification. Thanks!

Included are...

Directions with lots of details included

Clue Cards (various options to choose from, grades 1-5 included)

Printer Friendly Version (Each clue card is a full sheet of paper so minimal cutting!)

Tips and Tricks on how to make this an engaging and exciting activity

Student Recording Sheet for students to show their work and submit at the end

Teaching Answer Sheet

Printable Award upon completion of activity (Badge)

Introduction Slide

Clue Card signs if you'd like to keep all supplies for each clue card in one place

To grab the CRACK THE CODE GROWING BUNDLE click HERE

Follow me on Instagram @thelimitlessclassroom and over at thelimitlessclassroom.com to see more fun tips and tricks from my classroom!

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