Students will practice teamwork skills while solving clues to help learn about math, problem solving, sight words and number patterns.
Want to make a HUGE impact this St. Patrick's Day? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to solve a mystery, engage in sight word practice discover number patterns and ESCAPE THE CLASSROOM! With a 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!
*Designed for K-3rd
*Differentiate easily with extra printables included.
What's inside this download?
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Directions (with video link)
Pg. 4 Materials Needed to Set Up
Pg. 5 Checklist for Set Up
Pg. 6 (Motivational Paragraph, and put class in two groups)
Pg. 7 Clue 1 & 2 (Read after pg.6 and the video)
Pg. 8 9,10 Mystery Decoder, two Decoder Riddle Sheets
Pg. 11 Folder Labels for Team 1 (Green Clovers) for Team 2 (Gold Horseshoes)
Pg. 12 Coloring by Code (MATH) Printable
Pg. 13 Folder Labels for Clue 2
Pg. 14 CLUE 3 – Build a Leprechaun
Pg. 15 Build a Leprechaun Printable (need magnifying glass’)
Pg. 16 Build a Leprechaun Folder Labels for Clue 3
Pg. 17 &18 Green and Gold KEYS (You can use real keys, if you want.)
Pg. 19 Help Button Cards
Pg. 20 Homework Passes (optional prize)
Pg. 21 Book Markers (optional prize)
Pg. 22 Letter From the group of Leprechauns (Optional for Box)
Pg. 23 Certificate for Completion
Pg. 24-26 Pictures of Set Up
Pg. 27-30 Answer Keys
Pg. 31-32 MORE Difficult Color by Code Printables for 2nd – 3rd grade (to switch out with pg. 12 if it’s too easy)
Pg. 33 Build a Leprechaun using multiplication facts (Optional to use for upper grade levels for CLUE 3.)
Pg. 34 This is an optional letter to put in the box, if you want the activity to last longer. STEM Activity - Asking students to first build a leprechaun trap with the materials you have inside the box before you give them the surprise.
Pg. 35-39 I ESCAPED signs for a photo opportunity.
Pg. 40-41 Credits
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There is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a YouTube Video to HOOK your students into accepting a mission to help a group of leprechauns who need help to save all the fairies, hide their gold and keep them in the shoe business! The mystery can only be solved by working through mystery challenges with number patterns, sight words and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to escaping the classroom to enjoy recess, a St. Patrick's party or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.
*Mess up your classroom at some point in the day and blame it on O'CONER, the bad leprechaun.
This escape room is NOT EDITABLE.
Made with K-3rd Grade students in mind!
There are 3 Tasks for the students to solve before they can break free. About 40 min. to prep and plan about 45 minutes to solve all the mystery clues.
MATERIALS YOU NEED TO ADD: a box , some surprise to put in the box (homework passes and bookmarks are provided), pencils, 6 large file folders (or regular folders), candy hearts (paper ones are provided, if you don't want to use real candy) and magnifying glasses (2 or more)
(Any box will do... no need for locks unless you want them!)
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Students will learn:
⏳ Teamwork Skills
⏳ Number Patterns & Vocabulary
⏳ Problem Solving Skills
⏳ Following Directions
⭐This is a great Holiday ACTIVITY!⭐
☀️ Escape Room Sight Word Mystery Video Tutorial
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