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Executive Functioning Escape Room Activity

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6 pages


This free escape room activity is a puzzle challenge related to executive functioning skills. Students can work together or independently to solve a puzzle and discover the secret phrase to unlock the door and win the challenge in a specified amount of time. This escape room activity is ideal for small groups, advisory periods, morning work, resource rooms, or just for fun!

Note that this is a free sample puzzle that includes only one challenge. If you are interested in more similar challenges put together, see the links below!

What is an Escape Room?

An escape room activity is a challenge that allows kids to work together solving a variety of puzzles in order to "break out" of a room. After each puzzle is solved, they will get a clue or phrase that helps them advance further. Escape rooms are great to have kids and young adults working collaboratively using their critical thinking skills.

Incorporate Executive Functioning Skills

Students solving the puzzle are reminded that they must use their working memory and attention skills to crack the code!

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{ Executive Functioning Escape Room #1 }

The executive functioning skills targeted within this resource include planning, organization, time management, task initiation, and working memory. Each of the challenges actually discusses and forces students to utilize these in order to solve each puzzle!

{ Executive Functioning Escape Room #2 }

An interactive scavenger hunt style escape room focused on executive functioning skills including planning, time management, organization, working memory, and task initiation.

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Help kids and young adults practice a variety of skills with escape room fun! Escape rooms include coping strategies, executive functioning skills, and conflict resolution!


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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.


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