Musical Instrument Escape Room (Meet the Instruments)

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  1. The "Meet the Instruments" Bundle is the perfect way to introduce elementary students to the instruments of the band and orchestra! The goal of the bundle is to introduce younger students to the instruments to encourage them to participate in band. This is a recruiting (as well as educational) reso
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This resource is part of the MEET THE INSTRUMENT BUNDLE which includes numerous activities that build on each other. Consider saving with the bundle HERE!

This Musical Instrument Escape Room is a twist on the "Escape Room Mania" that has hit the teen (and adult) world in the last few years. Students work as teams to solve mystery codes based using their knowledge of musical instruments.

What's Included:

4 Primary Puzzles:

  • Puzzle 1 - Picture Identification
  • Puzzle 2 - Which of These...
  • Puzzle 3 - Who am I?
  • Puzzle 4 - Logic Puzzle

Final Clue - combines the answers from the 4 puzzles for a final answer.

Instrument Information (Research Sheets) included to be sure students have all the information they need to solve all puzzles.

Answer Key - This allows you to leave this activity as a sub plan!

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Instruments included:

Woodwind instruments: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone

Brass instruments: trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium tuba

Percussion instruments: snare drum, marimba, timpani, bass drum, triangle, triangle, djembe

String instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar

What ages is this geared for?

This activity is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school music, including band, choir and orchestra. This was specifically created for 5th graders who have a SUBSTANTIAL knowledge of musical instruments. We recommend using multiple resources from the "Meet the Instrument Bundle" and use this Escape Room as a final project for students in 4th-6th grade. Older students (6th/7th grade) can complete this without as much prior knowledge by using the Instrument Information (Research Sheets) to find answers. But younger students (4th-5th) may not have the research skills - this is why they need more prior knowledge.

How long will this activity take?

Assuming you follow the information in the paragraph above (regarding appropriate age levels/prior knowledge) this activity will take about 45 minutes. If you have larger groups (4-5) students, it may take less time. If students are in groups of 2, it may take slightly longer. You can also help speed the process along with hints as needed.

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Some positive feedback from happy customers who have purchased other Escape Rooms from our store:

⭐"My students found this to be very fun. I usually use something like this at the end of the year to review and have fun, but I used it as an assessment this year and it was so great for all involved. Thank you!"

⭐"I love escape rooms and this is a great one to start with. It's easy to put together and fun for all students. Great for teachers who haven't done an escape room in their class before."

⭐"My students loved doing this during class. I found it easier to do it in groups because some students were better at some things than others. My students found it engaging and super fun. They asked if they could do another one tomorrow."


Other Resources You May Like:

Music Theory Escape Room (Level 1)

Music Games Bundle - Level 1 Music Theory Games

Music Sub Plans Bundle

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