Cracking the Classroom Code™ 1st Grade St. Patrick’s Day Math Escape Room Game


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 data collection and graphs with your 1st grade students. Add this game to your St. Patrick’s Day fun!


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 data collection and graphs with your 1st grade students. Add this game to your St. Patrick’s Day fun!

This is an interactive game where the students are timed. There is a hidden pot of gold, and students must get to it before the leprechaun does! Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers to find the gold. 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.

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61 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 1st Grade St. Patrick’s Day Math Escape Room Game

  1. LISA K.

    Great activities. Thanks!

  2. Amy M.

    Looks fun!!

  3. Eulalia C.

    I can’t wait to use it with my students. I’ve done it with my daughters and they enjoyed it!

  4. Emily P.

    A fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

  5. Christine F.

    Fun activity!

  6. Buyer

    I love these!

  7. Lynn V.

    My kids LOVE your activities! Thank you.

  8. Curriculum Kings

    Very fun on holidays! I love that my class works together to solve. Thank you!

  9. Karen S.

    My students loved this! Thank you!

  10. Tashawa Daniels

    Great resource!!!

  11. Live Love Laugh Teach23

    We love all of these games! So engaging and a great way to review skills!

  12. Meagan L.

    Our First graders LOVED this. Minimal prep work and the students reviewed so much in a fun and engaging way!

  13. Calla Miller

    Easy to put together and it was a great addition for our family math night!

  14. Buyer

    Great unit!!!! MY children thoroughly enjoyed this activity!!!

  15. Brittany C.

    This is great!

  16. Alli L.

    My kids LOVE these games!

  17. Lisa B.

    This was tricky to do as a whole class but was wonderful to use with a student who I tutor.

  18. Ronny P.

    Perfect for when we are trying to catch that pesky leprechaun! 🙂

  19. Robin H.

    I had to do this whole class because it would have been a little to hard for my little guys but they were so excited to find the treasure before the leprechaun!

  20. melissa B.

    My kids loved doing this!

  21. Amy Barnes

    So fun and engaging! Thank you!

  22. Robert M.

    My students loved this!

  23. Donna B.

    Students loved figuring out the code and finding a prize!

  24. Angela S.

    My kids loved this!

  25. Ashley G.

    Thank you for this wonderful resource!

  26. Traci W.

    We love all the crack the codes we have done.

  27. Debbie B.

    Amazing Resource

  28. Marcia M.

    Very nicely laid out

  29. Brenda Jalomos

    Awesome resource

  30. Mary M.

    The kids loved this! It was a wonderful addition to our St. Patrick’s activities!

  31. Megan P.

    I loved this and so did the kids. I work with first grade kiddos and they had a lot of fun. One problem they had though was deciding the Morse code. Because some of the dots were so close together, students had a hard time figuring out where each letter ended. I think a code like the one used in the end of the year bundle might work better. Other than that, the kids had a blast.

  32. Janelle D.

    My students loved this activity!

  33. J w

    Great resource

  34. Kelly H.

    This activity aligned perfectly with the unit my students were studying at the time! We had so much fun following the clues and finding the pot of gold! It was a great wrap up to our unit on sorting, recording, and interpreting data. Very engaging and once I got past the initial setup, it will be easy to use year after year! Love the QR codes! I ended up purchasing several other Crack the Code activities by Teresa! Thank you for helping to make learning fun!

  35. Jaclyn S.

    My first graders adored this! They were so engaged and excited. Thank you for the easy prep and fun game.

  36. Kristena I.

    My kids love doing these! It was so much fun!

  37. Amber D.

    So fun

  38. dana Y.

    Love this! my students had a great time. They got to move around learn and have fun!

  39. Vanessa Ellefson

    This looks like fun! Can’t wait to use it this week!

  40. Katherine W.

    Such a fun resource!

  41. Rebecca P.

    Can’t wait to set this up and have my first graders play! Hoping it brings some community spirit among my group! Thanks for an awesome game.

  42. Jenna M.

    This looks like it will be SO much fun to use with kids! They will really get into the mystery aspect and have fun with it!

  43. Crystal W.


  44. Tonya F.

    Thank you

  45. iTeach in a Small Town

    Can’t wait to use this resource!

  46. Casey S.

    Looking forward to using this in my room!

  47. Jennifer DeGroot

    Can’t wait to try this!!

  48. The Chocolate Teacher

    Your crack the codes are always a lot of fun for my firsties. Thanks so much!

  49. Celeste Potts

    My students are loving the Crack the Code activities! Thanks!

  50. sarah D.

    So excited to use this!

  51. kristi I.

    Thank you!

  52. Sheri D.

    My students have been enjoying all The Cracking The Classroom Codes we’ve done so far, and I know they will have a great time with this one. Thank you!

  53. Catherine R.


  54. Sarah B.

    I can’t wait to do this with my class. I love the idea and can’t wait to do this whole group.

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  56. Hillery Kennedy

    Please keep these coming! My first graders LOVE them! This is the 5th one I’ve purchased!

  57. Melissa V.

    Awesome! This will be great for my students during our data management unit.

  58. Buyer

    I can’t wait to try this for St. Patrick’s Day! This will be such a fun event for my students!

  59. Joslyn Buhler

    Can’t wait to try it!

  60. Carol Cozart

    I wish I could give higher scores! Your directions are so well laid out that set-up was a snap. Can’t wait to do this activity as a family involvement project!!!

  61. View from the Chalkboard

    I cant wait to use this!

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