Cracking the Classroom Code™ 3rd Grade Math Escape Room Perimeter and Area


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 perimeter and area with your 3rd grade students.


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 perimeter and area with your 3rd grade students.

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.

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29 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 3rd Grade Math Escape Room Perimeter and Area

  1. Dana Greci

    This was a great activity. It was fun and engaging for the students. I had them work in heterogeneous groups. It was a hit with the students!

  2. Jennifer L.

    The students will love this. Very well done.

  3. Amanda L.

    Excited to use this with my 3rd graders!

  4. Erin P.

    Love this! Thank you!

  5. Rhonda Fleury

    My students loved this!

  6. Laurie B.

    I used this as an extension for a handful of students who had passed the test. They loved it! It kept them very engaged so I could work with the rest of the class on reteach. Thanks!

  7. Kayleigh B.

    I absolutely loved using this escape room. The set up was very easy to follow. The students loved I?t and I definitely plan on using I?t for many years to come.

  8. marybelle E.

    These NEVER disappoint. The students love them and so do I ! The directions are clear and easy to follow.

  9. Buyer

    I’ve been wanting to try an “Escape Room” activity. I was very nervous/excited to try it. It took me a while to figure out how to set up all the envelopes (hours), but it wasn’t due to poor instructions, it was just that I didn’t understand how everything came together. Once I figured it out, I was able to quickly re-situate the materials for my next class flawlessly. I’m sure future purchases will be much smoother with setting up now that I understand how it works. I was so impressed that students were up for the challenge to answer higher level questions that we hadn’t yet covered. This made it so much easier to “teach” since students had already tried to work through it with this challenge pack. I also ended up snipping the problems and putting them into a PPT slide show for my 2nd class so everyone could follow along on the pro-board while a student read the problem. This might be something you want to add to the pack at some point. This is a great product!

  10. Lori D.

    I’m looking forward to using this resource next year. I think my students will have a great time reviewing are and perimeter with this activity. Thanks for creating this!

  11. Getting Off The Wheel

    Good resource but a lot of prep time.

  12. The Strategic Schoolroom

    My students love these!

  13. Heather S.


  14. Erin C.

    Great resource!

  15. Mrs. Co-

    Thank you so much!

  16. brooke M.


  17. sarah D.

    Awesome, as are all the Cracking the Classroom code activities! Thank you!

  18. Sharon S.

    My students love these! Thanks!

  19. Ashley Nelson

    Just what I needed!

  20. BilingualBlanca

    Absolutely LOVE your products! This was the first Cracking the Classroom Code activity we did and my students are hooked! Thanks!

  21. Helena O.

    This is worth the time it takes to prep!!! It kept my students actively engaged in solving word problems and learning how to cooperate and stay organized for 90 minutes!! They were sad to stop but the bell rang.

  22. Veronica S.

    Great activity!

  23. Helen Jo Morse

    Perfect to hit 3rd grade standards! Very engaging to boot 🙂

  24. summer M.

    Love this for a review activity for my 3rd graders

  25. Buyer

    My students loved this! The directions made it so easy to put together!

  26. Karen Fabian

    Excellent activity with challenges and support.

  27. 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.

  28. Samantha Burch

    Thank you!

  29. Frances M.

    looking forward to playing!

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