I recently started getting into escape rooms and loved the challenge! I've been seeing escape room-themed activities pop up all over TPT, so I had to jump on the bandwagon :)
For those who are not familiar with escape rooms, the premise is as follows: A group of players has to solve riddles and crack codes to "escape" a bad situation, solve a mystery, or break out of a room within a certain time limit. Since there is such a great emphasis on teamwork, I wanted to create an escape room for my articulation kiddos.
For this articulation-themed escape room, players are presented with the following situation: During a playdate, the group finds a mysterious chest in the attic. The chest holds a pirate treasure and the players have to solve four puzzles to get to keys. Although the background story is the same, each puzzle has four versions: /r/ /s/ /sh/, and /th/ to allow you to do this activity with multiple artic groups.
The puzzles included are as follows (one for each articulation sound)
* Mystery Picture
* Word Search
The words search can be adapted to be easier or more challenging. You can also adjust the time limit to change the difficulty level. I did want the activity to be challenging (i.e. might be hard to beat in 30 minutes for certain groups) because we also work on dealing with losing. You could also stretch this activity over two speech sessions for younger students.
This activity is GUARANTEED to get TONS of sound productions out of each student.
This activity could be a small group or whole class activity and would be most appropriate for students who are readers (grades 3-8).
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Please make sure to check out my other Escape Room themed activities:
Social Skills Escape Room