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You are almost done with school and BAM! you are trapped in the Upside Down! You must get out before the dangers overtake you and keep you here forever. The constant threat of Demogorgons and even the dreaded Mind Flayer cannot be avoided for much longer before they find and destroy you, or worse, keep you there. You are stuck in the school and there is only one way out. There is a strange force helping you and giving you clues to escape. Follow the clues carefully, work together, be bold and you might be able to get to the classroom on the other side, and out of school, alive.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS ESCAPE ROOM HAS THE SAME PUZZLES AS THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR STRANGER THINGS ESCAPE ROOM DOES!! THINGS ARE WORDED DIFFERENTLY AND PUZZLE #4 HAS A DIFFERENT MESSAGE, BUT OTHERWISE THE SAME. IF YOU HAVE USED THE BEGINNING OF YEAR VERSION, DO NOT BUY THIS FOR THE SAME GROUP OF STUDENTS.
This Escape Room is full of symbolism for the End of the Year. There is no need to include all the symbolism if it is too "over the top" for you, but wanted to give ideas for those teachers all about "the feels." The Upside Down symbolizes the "School's Never Going to Be Over" mentality at the end of the year. The Demogorgons can be used to symbolize friends or others that can try to bring you down and the Mind Flayer can symbolize life's big obstacles. Also, the force that is helping them along the way is none other than the teacher who will always be there to help. Each puzzle can be used to teach different end of the year reminders:
Puzzle #1 - Asks students to create a symbol to get in to the gym - they must follow directions precisely or waste a ton of time (Can be tied to making good, wise decisions in the future)
Puzzle #2 - Is a locker bank turned into a grid to find needed supplies. Decode the grid, find the right locker (Being prepared for what life throws at you)
Puzzle #3 - A picture puzzle, using a Mind Flayer, that need converted to a lock combination. (The puzzle clue talks about not getting caught in the puzzle, so you can lead into being knocked down but getting back up or taking on your fears)
Puzzle #4 - This is the only one that is pretty clearly End of the Year. It uses the famous Christmas lights. The message spells out: "Nobody Normal Ever Accomplished Anything Meaningful in this World." (I will be making another one that has an editable message soon).
Again you do not have to go over the top with being symbolic. You can just let the kids solve and have fun!!
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