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Are you ready to be the most memorable teacher in a child's life? Use these holiday themed Escape Rooms to guarantee student engagement while they learn and solve a classroom mystery. With little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock!
What's inside this download?
6 ESCAPE ROOMS all meeting 1st and 2nd Grade Standards to use for HOLIDAYS. Several can be used with 3rd or Kindergarten.
The are focusing on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Veterans Day, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. The Escape Rooms range from K to 3rd grade, but ALL of these hit 1st and 2nd grade benchmarks. So, I am ONLY recommending them for 1st or 2nd Grade Teachers. If you are a K teacher who has high students, these will might work for you. All escape room come with a video link to use as a hook to begin the activity.
*NOT all escape rooms are editable.
What does an escape room look like for primary students?
You will have to spend about 40 minutes to prep your materials. Students will be separated into two groups. First students watch the YouTube video as a hook. Then, students are handed or find a mystery envelope with a clue. The clue might have them find letters to build sentences, solve puzzles, or solve a riddle. (Each escape room is different.) Each time they complete a challenge, they get another mystery envelope. There are 3 to 4 clues in each activity. Eventually, they will discover keys that will open a box. (The keys are paper. The box can be an old paper box filled with a treat or homework pass that you will open together once each group has their key.) Once the box is open, the student can escape the room to recess or the library. Certificates are provided for students who are Master Mystery Problem Solvers. The activity takes about 45-60 minutes to complete.
(NO LOCKS OR FANCY TREASURE BOXES necessary)
Every Escape Room has a YouTube LINK to create a "HOOK" for your students!
Solve 3 to 4 Mysteries, Break into the Box to Break OUT of your Classroom
Check out the PREVIEW of all the escape rooms to know what you are downloading!
Students will learn:
⏳ Teamwork Skills
⏳ About Holidays Around the World
⏳ Problem Solving Skills
⏳ Read Words
⏳ To Be Engaged
⭐These make great lessons for observations!⭐
Ask and answer questions about key details
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
EACH escape room focuses on different skills.
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