Thanksgiving Escape Room

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Teacher's Brain - Cindy Martin
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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I used this during our Thanksgiving rotation of classes. Every group of kids was engaged and loved the activity! Thank you!
This was so much fun! I used it for both second grade reading blocks. I will continue to use this resource!
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Learning Objective

Students will practice teamwork skills while solving clues to help reinforce comprehension skills.


Are you ready to be the most memorable teacher of a child's life this fall season? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to solve a mystery, practice comprehension 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!

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 TURKEY TRAP (Motivational Paragraph, and put class in two groups)

Pg. 7 Clue 1 (To read after the Turkey Trap pg.6 and video)

Pg. 8 Pirates Map (cut into 4 pieces), You will need two copies of this.

Pg. 9 Bag Labels for Team 1 (Foxes) Red

Pg. 10 Bag Labels for Team 2 (Bears) Blue

Pg. 11 Mayflower Comprehension Check - CLUE 2

Pg. 12 Mayflower Voyage Comprehension Page

Pg. 13 Labels for Comprehension Clue Folders

Pg. 14 CLUE 3 Corn Maze

Pg. 15 Corn Maze Escape

Pg. 16 Corn Maze Labels for Folders

Pg. 17 Key for Team 1 (FOXES)

Pg. 18 Key for Team 2 (BEARS)

Pg. 19 Help Button Cards

Pg. 20 Homework Passes (optional prize)

Pg. 21 Book Markers (optional prize)

Pg. 22 Letter From Tom (Optional for Box)

Pg. 23 Certificate for Completion

Pg. 24-25 Pictures of Set Up

Pg. 26-28 Answer Keys

Pg. 29-30 Credits

Check out the Preview

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 find some popcorn to bribe Tom Turkey to let us out of the classroom. The mystery can only be solved by working through mystery challenges and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to finding the microwavable popcorn and escaping the classroom to enjoy recess or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.

This escape room is NOT EDITABLE.

Made with 1st-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, 4 large file folders (or regular folders), 8 plastic bags, POPCORN (microwavable... they can eat it for an escape celebration or just give it too the teacher if there are food allergy concern because you need to pay Tom the Turkey.

(Any box will do... no need for locks unless you want them!)

Check out the PREVIEW!

Students will learn:

⏳ Teamwork Skills

⏳ Word Work

⏳ Problem Solving Skills

⏳ Following Directions

⭐This is a great Thanksgiving ACTIVITY!⭐

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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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