Cracking the Classroom Code™ 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Addition Math Escape Room


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 two-digit addition with your second grade students. Students will be adding within 100 with two-digit numbers.


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 two-digit addition with your second grade students. Students will be adding within 100 with two-digit numbers.

This is an interactive game where the students are timed. They are trying to save turkeys from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers, to escape. This game is to be played as a whole class. The teacher will lead the game.

**Versions with and without QR codes included!

Students try and solve clues and questions to breakout and escape the classroom. You, the teacher, can decide how much time your students have to complete the task. I suggest 45 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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121 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Addition Math Escape Room

  1. Sydney Craddock

    Awesome resource! 🙂

  2. Jessica J.

    Great review and fun!

  3. Heather Urbano

    We love these!

  4. April S.

    Thank you!

  5. Haley P.

    This was a great activity! super engaging!

  6. Cindi L.

    Love this idea for a review

  7. Danielle T.

    This was the first Crack the Classroom Code challenge that we did, and my students enjoyed it so much that I just had to bring more of them to the classroom throughout the year! Thank you for such an engaging resource!

  8. Shannon K.

    Great activity that kept all my students engaged.

  9. Katherine L.

    These escape games are so engaging and my kids loved them! I love the themed ones because they keep my kids engaged in content when seasonal changes have their minds wandering every which way!


    My class loved this

  11. Sara F.

    Can’t wait to use this one too!

  12. Tanja M.

    Great resource! Kids loved looking for the turkey’s at the end.

  13. Rebecca R.

    We enjoyed this one so much I had to purchase the whole bundle!!

  14. Hannah B.


  15. Buyer

    Great resource!!

  16. Kim Y.

    A lot to f work to initially put together, but worth it. Kids were so pumped! Principal came in (by chance) and was impressed!

  17. joanna P.


  18. Lindsey M.

    Love it!!

  19. Kathleen B.

    This is a quality product that I am sure I will be using year after year!

  20. Alyssa F.

    I can’t wait to try this with my students in the fall!

  21. Emily White

    My students loved this! Wish there was one for each month!

  22. Tiffany C.

    Great resource. My kids loved it!!

  23. Christine F.

    Thank you!!!

  24. Kelsey M.

    This is a great activity. My class loved it and it kept them engaged and focused all the way until the end!

  25. Donna B.

    My students love these games!

  26. Glenda M.

    Keeps the students engaged. We ended up doing this with our Buddy Classroom and the older kids were able to help my lower math kids. Great collaboration.

  27. Amanda C.

    Great group task to incorporate critical thinking while engaging and fun!

  28. Nellie C.

    These are really fun! My class loved them!

  29. FourthGradeFrenzyNYC

    Super engaging!

  30. Resources from Miss G

    My kiddos go crazy for these! They love trying to solve these together! They build teamwork and math skills at the same time! Thank you!

  31. Krista W.

    My class had so much fun with this activity!

  32. Buyer

    Love it.

  33. Michele L.


  34. Jennifer Smith

    Very engaging!

  35. Kathleen W.

    Thank you so much! We loved this activity and I did it full group with my class. It went so well!

  36. Savannah Raskin

    My students really enjoyed this!

  37. Crazy Curls in Third Grade

    This was the perfect activity to do before Thanksgiving break! My kids loved the challenge of finding the 10 turkeys at the end!

  38. Munchkins Inc

    This was great! Thank you!

  39. The Taboo Teacher

    So much fun! Can’t wait to do another!

  40. Verna Lynn G.

    Great resource – thanks!!

  41. Daphne N.

    My students loved it! Thank you!

  42. Buyer

    This was the first time I had to prep one of these Cracking the Code activities. The pictures provided were VERY helpful! This activity was a challenge for my class, but they enjoyed it!

  43. Buyer

    My class loved this! it was so much fun.

  44. ASHLEY H.

    I think I loved this almost more than the kids! Thank you!

  45. Kacie W.

    LOVED this!!!! So much fun and great step by step instructions for set up!

  46. Sarah M.

    so fun!

  47. Christina V.


  48. Rhonda M.

    Very engaging!!!!

  49. Stacye Foster

    My kids absolutely loved this! Well organized.

  50. Karyn W.

    Engaging way to get students to practice addition!

  51. Tracy C.

    Loved this activity. My single age second grade classroom had a little bit of a difficult time carrying out the procedures though.

  52. Katelyn R.

    My students absolutely LOVED this activity, thanks!

  53. Christina Lassigne Vargas

    My students LOVED this one!

  54. Dance Love Get Your Teach On

    My students had so much fun doing this. Thanks!!

  55. Jennifer T.

    Love, love, love these! This is the second Cracking the Classroom Code that I have used with my second graders (also used the Halloween one). My kids can’t get enough of these!

  56. donna C.

    A great way to do math. My class enjoyed this. Looking forward to getting one for Christmas.


    this was so easy to set up and the kids loved it!

  58. Jamie B.

    I didn’t purchase this until after our Thanksgiving break had started, but I’ve got it all printed and ready to go for next year. What a fun project! Thanks for creating a variety of levels too; there’s something for everyone. My second graders will love it!

  59. Stacy G.

    Loved it! Thanks!

  60. Glenna S.

    We just finished this one. The students loved it, especially hunting for turkeys at the end.

  61. Breanne S.

    Great Activity. My students loved it.

  62. Tonya C.


  63. Dribbling Through Second with Miss Tilden

    Love this!

  64. Buyer

    This was awesome!!! My students loved it and it helped review for our 2-digit addition common assessment. Thank you for creating!!!

  65. Christina W.

    This was awesome! Instructions made it a breeze to set up and carry out the activity in my classroom. This is the second one of these Crack the Codes I have done…This time, my principal walked in while we were working….He seemed to love it! My kids are begging for more!

  66. Jami H.

    My students loved this! Thank you!

  67. Buyer

    Students loved it!

  68. Jordan H.

    so fun

  69. Steven F.

    Great fun. Kids had a difficult time reading it independently, but a great resource.

  70. The Honey Bunch Designs

    Insanely fun! We played whole class and the kids were so into it. I’ve never seen such a sense of urgency to solve math problems so quickly and accurately. Can’t wait to do another one and neither can the kids! Thanks!

  71. Shannon S.

    This was such a hit! Thank you for creating such an engaging activity!

  72. Michelle H.

    My students loved this activity. I walked them through this since it was our first time. I can’t wait to have them do one of these again.

  73. Buyer

    This was a very fun activity

  74. Buyer


  75. Denice J.

    My second graders loved this! So much fun!!

  76. Abigail P.

    My students absolutely LOVED this! Thanks!!

  77. The Primary Pixie

    Very well planned! Thanks

  78. Christine R.

    My students loved this!!!

  79. Zandra Clay


  80. Buyer

    We used this yesterday as a fun activity before Thanksgiving Break, and the students (and their teacher) absolutely loved it! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this project. I am looking forward to purchasing more Cracking the Code products from you. 🙂

  81. Bree L.

    Love this. Used a third grade one last year on my third graders and was hesitant for my year with 2nd graders.. but it worked so well!

  82. Andrew F.

    This was so much fun to do the week of Thanksgiving! My kids loved this, and it was so organized and easy to put together!

  83. Skilled Solutions


  84. Traci M.

    My students truly enjoy these! We will be doing more and more of them!

  85. Kimberly J.

    So much fun while still learning and problem solving!

  86. Buyer

    Such a fun activity! Very easy to put together and enjoyed by all my students! Thanks so much for a fun and interactive math activity.

  87. Kim G.

    Great resource!

  88. Heather D.

    so much fun!

  89. The Boho Fox

    We did this today in class on the last day before Thanksgiving break. We did it whole class and my kids loved it. Great activity.

  90. Brenda C.

    My students love these.

  91. Caroline Soesbee

    Keep making more for second grade! My class loves these! Getting ready to use the Thanksgiving one and am looking forward to this one, as well. THANK YOU!

  92. AMANDA H.


  93. Catherine Mlodzik

    Can’t wait to use it.

  94. Heather M.

    My students love these!! They are so engaged, they don’t even realize their learning!

  95. Angela S.

    Love this!!!

  96. Buyer

    Can’t wait to use this next week in math. Looks amazing!

  97. Andrea H.

    Ready to use this next week! Thank you for the easy to follow assembly directions! 🙂

  98. megan V.

    I love these and they were a challenge for my kids, but that is what made them fun

  99. Samantha Burch

    Love all of these activities!

  100. Dona F.

    love it

  101. Patti O.

    My students loved this activity!

  102. sherrie G.

    Love it!

  103. Elaine B.

    I’m excited to try this!

  104. Tonya C.

    Great product, I did however notice an error after I printed it on the first page after all the instructions that says “Thanksgiving is just around the corner, an the turkeys” I’m thinking it is supposed to be and instead of an…… but overall great work, can’t wait to use it in my classroom!!

  105. Sheri D.

    The students that I work with are excited to try out this Escape Classroom and the Christmas one as well. Thank you!

  106. Sarah B.

    It makes word problems fun!

  107. Tiffany O.

    I’m excited to use this with my students!

  108. Second Grade Things

    I can’t wait to use this before Thanksgiving!

  109. Pinkardinc


  110. Amy B.

    Another great creation! I love all of the Cracking the Codes products I have bought! Thank you!

  111. Lindsay G.

    Can’t wait to use it with my kiddos! 🙂

  112. Buyer

    Thank you!!

  113. SUE P

    This looks great, I can’t wait to use it with my kiddos.

  114. Kerri L.

    Love this! Can’t wait to try it out.

  115. Buyer


  116. sarah D.

    My students love these activities and I can’t wait to share this one!

  117. Melinda K.

    I am looking forward to using this next week.

  118. Wheeler on the Bus

    Thank you! My kids have loved your other ones!

  119. Janice J.

    Kids loved it.

  120. Erin Glaser

    Such a great activity that challenges students to think critically and to work together!

  121. Alexis M.


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