Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity

Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity
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Teams work together to solve the word and logic puzzles using critical thinking skills to discover a four-digit code to open the lock. You can use an actual lock with a number combination to give it more of an escape room feel, but it is not required. After each correctly completed puzzle, teams submit their solutions to the Key Master (teacher) to receive a key with a code word on it. After collecting all four keys, teams unscramble the words for a final instruction/clue to crack the combination.

This is a fun activity that will get your students thinking and working together. It is especially great for upper level ESL students to get them talking and they will probably even learn new vocabulary in the process. This is great as an ice breaker, before or after a school break, end of year class activity, or any time you want to mix things up and give your students a fun break while also encouraging critical thinking. Although it is not directly related to Halloween, the theme of escape rooms would be perfect to use around Halloween also.

This activity does not involve a lot of pieces or complicated setup, so this is a perfect option if you want a fun escape activity that is relatively low prep.

This resource contains the following:

1. Teacher instructions and notes

2. Student instructions and key/code recording sheet

3. Series of four puzzles/challenges for students to complete:

* Riddle Puzzles (hink pinks and hinky pinkies). Teams work to find two-word rhyming answers to the clues. Two versions are available to adjust the level of difficulty/time required.

*Pictogram: Teams find the hidden message by solving the pictogram puzzles. From the given pictures, letters are added, subtracted, or replaced to reveal words from the message.

*Cryptogram puzzle: Teams work to decipher the message that will also help them figure out the final code. Three versions are included so you can choose the appropriate level of difficulty.

*Logic Puzzle: Teams work together to figure out the solution to the puzzle about guests escaping a haunted castle.

4. Color-coded keys to distribute to teams after each correct puzzle

5. Answer keys

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If you enjoyed this resource, try Halloween Puzzles

or this FREE Halloween puzzle! Halloween Picture Word Search

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