Will your class escape in time? Try this escape room style game with your students today! This is a fun game that is perfect for reviewing geometry skills with your 1st grade students. Students will practice skills with both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.
This is an interactive game where the students are timed. There is a storm approaching the farm and students must help all the animals escape to the barn. Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers to make it to the barn. If your class has never played an escape game before, I suggest playing this as a whole class. However, materials are provided for up to 6 different groups to play at one time.
**Versions with and without QR codes included!
Students try and solve clues and questions to escape the classroom. You, the teacher, can decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I suggest 60 minutes, but it is up to your discretion. You can project a timer for your class, or put one somewhere for all the students to see, so they can keep track of how much time they have left to complete their task.
This is similar to a scavenger hunt where students will be moving around the room, looking for clues to unlock their envelopes (I have included riddles and suggestions on where to hide each clue). A paper is provided so students can write their work down. For many of the questions, students must have an answer that matches one on an envelope. If the answers do not match, they can’t open or “unlock” the envelope, and must rework the question.
*Everything is included, however teachers must provide their own envelopes.
I give step by step instructions on how to set up the game, including pictures! This is sure to capture the attention of your students.
Erin Callahan –
Awesome resource! My kids loved this activity…and so did I! Thank you!
Kristena I. –
This was so much Fun!
Cannot wait to try this with my first graders!
Mrs Bees Kindergarten Glee –
Fun, unique and engaging! Students loved it as much as I did. Thank you!
I love these!
Jessica B. –
Awesome resource! Thanks!
Maghan C. –
Thank you! Great Resource.
Loved it! The kids had so much fun!
Meghan B. –
This took a little while to set up, but my kids were so engaged while they were reviewing geometry!
Dovie Funk –
Deborah Anders –
My students we super engaged!
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Cherese M. –
I love these cracking the codes you developed. They are a lot of work, but after one they become a little easier to understand. We took them and then developed breakout box questions/clues to go with them so we could utilize our breakout boxes! The only problem I had was there was a grammatical/spelling error. If it were editable we could have fixed this a little easier!
Hannah Clary –
These are my favorite!!
Ruth C. –
My students love these. Thank you!
Whitney M. –
I appreciated all the visuals to show how to put this activity together. It was my first try at Cracking the Code. We played it whole group style and the students were excited and engaged. It accurately covered the content we had practiced in class. This was a great review. Thanks.
Kathleen W. –
So fun!! The kids are so engaged! Will be purchasing more!
Angela R. –
Wonderful, my class loved this.
Debbie S. –
Katie E. –
This was so much fun! Thank you for such a thorough activity. My class took about 45 minutes to crack the code. Everyone was highly engaged and it was a great geometry review!
Emily W. –
This was so fun. A great way to review concepts. The kids loved it!
Kirstyn M. –
I can’t wait to use these with my kids. I know they will love it!
Hannah A. –
It was a wonderful way to review for my geometry unit!
Alli L. –
Great product, thank you!
Live Love Laugh Teach23 –
I can’t wait to use this in my classroom! We love all of these!
kristi I. –
thank you!! my kids love these.
melissa B. –
My kids really will enjoy this.
The Chocolate Teacher –
Your Cracking the Codes are so much fun! This will be perfect for our shapes unit coming up towards the end of the year. Thank you!
Aimee Hovis –
My students are going to love this!
sarah D. –
We love these-can’t wait to use this one!
Sheri D. –
Thank you! My classes have a lot of fun when we do these. It is a great way to see if students are understanding a concept.