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 multiplication with your third grade students. Students will be practicing simple multiplication facts in this game.
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. 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 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.
Melissa C. –
What a fun activity to do with the kids, we had so much fun!
Teaching with coffee and sparkle –
fantastic engaging product!
Werner’s Warehouse –
Alissa Manning-Telisak –
This was so much fun!
Aileen V. –
I look forward to using it this school year.
Julie J. –
My kids loved using these last year, so I am excited to add more to my collection!
Will Teach for Cupcakes –
This is such an awesome resource!
Lindsey G. –
Kids loved this and was great practice of math facts!
3rd Grade Magic –
Vicki W. –
Great resource. Helps kids learn to be critical thinkers.
maria M. –
This was my first Cracking the Code activity and we did it in Spring lol. Class LOVED it!! SO did I.
Southern Teacher –
Great and fun way to review multiplication facts for many grade levels!
Courtney S. –
Awesome resource! Great right before break!
Carla K. –
My class loves these!
Fran Kinkelaar –
We Loved these!
stacey B. –
This year instead of parties for the holidays we did “Crack the Classroom” and STEM activities. These were perfect for days right before a break when you are trying to fill the time! Great review skills and lots of fun!!
So much fun! Great for the last day before Thanksgiving Break!
Rebekah M. –
Students loved this! ??
Kathleen B. –
This is a quality product that I am sure I will be using year after year!
My students LOVED this! It provided a consistent challenge and a great opportunity for teamwork. Now that I am familiar with how to set it up, I cannot wait to buy more. Thank you!
Johanna K. –
My students LOVE this!
Great resource. My class loves all escape room activities.
Alison R. –
My class enjoyed this!
Cracking the Code was one of my students’ favorite things to do! They couldn’t get enough! Thank you!!
Tasha O. –
Looking forward to using this next year!
Agnerys Miguel –
Thank you! The kids had a great time completing the activity! Great meaningful activity for those 3 odd days before the break, haha!
Heather S. –
Sarah Pierce –
The students absolutely LOVED this!!
I appreciated the clear, step-by-step instructions for setting this up. My students really loved doing this & were engaged on the last day before leaving for Thanksgiving break!
Miss Lenny –
My students loved this escape room. The students who left early for Thanksgiving were jealous.
Ashley G. –
I started this activity to close to recess and we weren’t able to finish before it was time to go out to the playground. Students CHOSE to stay inside and try to save these turkeys! It was a blast!
EllaJo C. –
Thank you for the great directions on how to create. These are a favorite of my students.
Dana Helyer –
Jessica Evans –
My team used this and we loved it. A great way to get kids engaged. Thank you!
Melissa L. –
Super breakout lesson!
Hollie Allen –
These are my favorite and my students love them! Thank you
Teri S. –
My students lived the challenge..that asked for more!
Chris W. –
Kids loved it and begged to play again!
Regina Z. –
Great resource! Thank you!
Courtney Priddy –
Sarah O. –
Great culminating activity before vacation!
Emily Buckler –
My class had an absolute blast with this! Thanks for your hard work!
Mrs Marcuses Mathematicians –
My kids thought this was AWESOME!
My students LOVED this! Thank you!
Karen N. –
My students loved!
Ali S. –
My kids LOVED this!! Very engaging! Excited to try more
Straight Outta Fourth Grade –
Jennie R. –
My kids loved doing this! Your setup instructions are fabulous!!
Carrigan’s Creative Creations –
I cannot wait to try this! I have legitimately bought all of your Cracking the Codes this week and I am SO excited to go in on my day off tomorrow to get them all printed and prepared! 🙂 Thank you for awesome products!
Lea P. –
My students loved using this resource in November. I’ll definitely buy more 🙂
Michael S. –
excited to try
Janie S. –
John L. –
My students liked it, and I need to acquire the other holidays.
Samantha R. –
This might be one of my favorite activities I have ever done in my classroom! The kids absolutely LOVED trying to save the turkeys! Thank you for such a wonderful and engaging activity! 🙂
Creativly Yours –
My students had so much fun with this!
Alyson Thomas –
My class loved this!
Verna Lynn G. –
Great resource – thanks!!
Melissa S. –
Fun math activity!
Lakenya B. –
Tara L. –
Super awesome resource!
Kari C. –
My students LOVED this activity!! Thanks for the step by step directions to ensure the activity went smoothly!
Stenie T. –
My students loved this resource! Thank you so much!
Stephanie B. –
These are great and thoughtfully put together! Thank you for a great resource!
Sarah T. –
Great product! This is worth every minute it takes to prepare the activity. Thanks!
Creations by Alexis –
Such a great activity for right before Thanksgiving! Very well thought out. My students had a blast!
Robin Richie –
Beth S. –
Was a hit with mu class…very engaging!
Jenny Ellis –
THANK YOU! 🙂 🙂
My students love these activities! They are perfect for those just before or after holidays to practice skills and keep them moving and working. Thank you!!!
Laurie B. –
My students LOVE doing these resources. They have so much fun that they forget they’re working. Thanks!
Ashley Nelson –
My kids had a blast with this activity!
Katie G. –
Maria Luisa Garcia –
Excellent activity…loved by my students and me!
An enjoyable activity to practice skills
Books and Cleverness –
My kids had fun. I wish I had followed your suggestions and played as a class the first time we did the activity, because my kids misunderstood and started opening all of the envelopes at the same time. Once I had set them straight, we all had fun. I’ll definitely be trying another one of these in the future.
Marisa Stolte –
My students absolutely loved this activity!!
Karen K. –
My kids loved this!
My students loved this! Thanks for the great directions for putting it together!
Christine C. –
My class seriously LOVED this activity! Definitely going to do it again next year! Thank you!
Chalina S. –
Love, Love, Love this! We had a great time before Thanksgiving break reviewing our multiplication facts!
Lizbeth W. –
Great! The students love it!
Michelle S. –
The kids had fun with this. It went along with our writing as well.
Lisa H. –
Great opportunity to practice multiplication and have fun! My students were shocked that we were doing Math because they were having so much fun! Thanks!
My kids LOVED this, so I have purchased more of these. Thank you!
Primary Melting Pot –
One of several I purchased. A parent is currently putting these together for me. Thanks so much the kids are going to love them.
Kelli R Snyder –
Lauren D. –
I think this is a great resource I will just have to adapt it for my kids next year
Diane H. –
We had so much fun with this!! We are going to do the Around the World escape room for Christmas.
The Green Teacher –
Looking forward to setting it up and using it to review our math facts!
Learning Something Every Day –
My students LOVED this activity! It kept them all engaged and excited to work out the multiplication problems. One note – there is a spelling error on task card #8 – palette and pallet are both used.
Krista D. –
Anytime I tell my class we are doing one of your breakouts they get so excited. They really love the decoders 🙂
Adventures of Third –
My kids LOVED this. Thank you for a wonderful product.
Mrs Randall –
My kids had a blast doing this. Did take a bit of prep time, but worth it once I saw how much each group enjoyed it!
Jennifer T. –
Confusing to put together, but easier once I did the first one. Way too hard for my 3rd graders to complete on their own. If I do it again, I’ll do it whole group
Kids had a blast doing this. Some effort to get together.
Kelly D. –
My kids had a blast! Thank you!
Jenna M. –
Sharonda M. –
I can’t wait to play this game!
Netanya Elise –
I loved this product and my kids did too. It was incredibly engaging for all of my students. I played this in groups and have to forewarn any purchaser that this took me several hours to prep. Overall, I was very happy with this product.
Chantal B. –
My students loved this product!!!! They had a blast! There is a spelling/grammar error on one of the task cards though. Also, I don’t know if we did it incorrectly or if the number is incorrect on one of the bigger envelopes on the front. Overall this product is well worth the money! My students really enjoyed it and I will definitely be using it again and again!
Christine S. –
Great game! I love how clear and precise everything is. The set-up directions were so clear that my 7 year old daughter was able to help me assemble the various envelopes.
Lisa D. –
My students love these activities!
This was SO MUCH FUN!!! My kids and I had a blast “Cracking the Code” the day before our Thanksgiving Break! Awesome resource!
Katie B. –
Holy heck! This product is absolutely AMAZING!! It is worth way more than it is priced at for everything that you get. The step by step instructions are so easy to follow. At first I was nervous after seeing how much there was to this activity, but the directions were clear and it honestly took no time at all to get all the materials ready. My students absolutely loved it. It was one of the few times this year that I actually heard my students say “Math is fun!”, which always makes me happy to hear. 🙂
Liz Sellers –
I LOVE this resource! Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to do it in our classroom this year because I just couldn’t get it ready in time with everything else we had going on. However, next year I will be working far in advance now to get it ready because the activity is adorable, engaging, and so much fun! It also would pair well with our mystery unit in reading that we do right before the month of November. Thank you so much!
Barbara P. –
Thank you for putting so much thought into this product. My kids loved cracking this code.
Alexandra L. –
These are always so much fun! Thanks for sharing!
Heather M. –
Melissa Franklin –
My students absolutely love Cracking the Classroom Code activities. These take some extra time to put together but you have made it very easy to do. Thank you for making these. Keep it up!
Tracee G. –
Lots of fun.
K M. –
My kids beg for these every holiday. I teach 4th, but I wanted to get kids doing these in smaller groups. I went for the 3rd grade level, and they were perfectly capable of doing these in groups of 4-5. At one point they were all stuck on the same clue, and it was great motivation for them all to keep working. My groups ended up finishing within 2 minutes of each other, and it was the perfect wrap up before leaving for Thanksgiving break.
Steven F. –
Thank you! Great resource. My kids had a blast.
Whoo’s Teaching Third –
Thank you for such a great quality activity!
Jennifer Salazar –
My students LOVED this! We did it in teams and it worked out perfectly!
Laurie D. –
This did involve quite a bit of prep work, but the directions included made perfect sense to get everything ready. The activity was an awesome challenge for my students! I especially loved that they needed to read carefully and it wasn’t just about solving the math problems!
Trisha W. –
Kids loved it!
Easy Peasy Teaching – Monica Holford –
Christyn K. –
This product is worth WAY more than it’s price! It was an AMAZING activity with my students! They loved every moment of the riddles and searching for the envelopes/answers! We played this in groups of 4. Preparing this activity took some serious time, but it is worth it!! I will definitely use this in future years.
Michele Burgoyne –
THIS WAS THE BEST BEST BEST EVER!!! My kids loved it! I did not do as was recommended and try it once with the whole class! Live and learn! I would do it once with the class and then on the next one…go to town! My kids struggled because they saw the packet next to the letter “C” and some groups thought that was the next packet to use! I had to ask them to reread their clue! THIS IS FUNTASTIC!!!! Will be buying more!
cathy Z. –
My students have done several escape rooms but this was definitely one of their favorites. They felt challenged which I think is very important in an escape room. Yes, you must be willing to put some time into the prep… but again, I think that is what makes a good escape room! I know I’ll be using it next year so it’s a good investment of time! I’m working on my holiday escape now! Is there a New Year one?? 🙂
Audra H. –
My students LOVED this!!! Definitely worth the $4! I will be purchasing more products like this!
wendy T. –
We did this as a whole group the day before Thanksgiving break and my students loved it! I gave each student a sheet to solve the problems and they were all engaged and working!
Leigh Ann Summers – Summers School –
It might have taken forever to prep for four groups, but it was worth it! My students were practicing their multiplication facts and they didn’t even know it! They can’t wait to do another one! Thanks!!!
Jessica Kularski –
This provided the perfect way to review fact fluency during the short week before Thanksgiving. Every student was engaged and worked together to save the turkeys! Thanks for the great activity, I can’t wait to buy another one soon! 🙂
Lauren H. –
My students are so excited to do another escape room! The first one was the Halloween one and they loved it. Looking forward to even more!
Awesome activity! My kids love these every time!
Tara P. –
Love using these! Very engaging!
Kayla F. –
This looks super fun! I can’t wait to use it with my students.
rachel C. –
my kids loved this
Bethany Mackee –
Amazing and so fun!!!
Patricia E. –
My students are obsessed with cracking the classroom sets!
Jaime Calhoun –
These are amazing!!!! You have put so much work into these lessons. My kids absolutely love them.
Megan W. –
First, I want to say that this product is worth WAY more than it’s price point! Second, This was an AMAZING activity with my students! They loved every moment of the QR codes and searching for the envelopes/answers! We played this in groups of 4. Preparing this activity took some serious paper cutter time, but it is worth it!! I will be using this in future years, no doubt!
karen S. –
My class LOVES these! I love how easy they are to prepare! Love the options of colors and black and white.
Crazy Curls in Third Grade –
Can’t wait to use before break! We’ve been denied the lock boxes so this is the next best thing!
Julie B. –
Looking forward to using this next week!
Kim P. –
Jodi L. –
Can’t wait to do this next week! My kids loved the last one that we did!
Rachel Middleton –
Great product! Thank you!!
Magalie C. –
I had been looking at several Escape… type activities here on TPT. I am excited to try this one since this is our week before Thanksgiving break. This activity is a great culminating activity for our multiplication facts unit. Can’t wait!!
Kayla H. –
Thank you!! Love this. Trying to introduce the escape room concept and plan on doing the Christmas themed one as well!!
Sheri D. –
The students that I work with are excited to try out this Escape Classroom, they loved the last one we did (Zombie). Thank you!
Sarah B. –
Such a great idea!
Brooke W. –
This is perfect for my 4th grade class whom is still struggling with basic multiplication facts! Thank you!!
Katie B. –
My students love these!
Nicole N. –
Love it! Thank you!
Kelley W. –
Tomeka W. –
This looks very fun, I didn’t get a chance to do the Zombie activity so I’m looking forward to this. I know my students will love it and It’s perfect to reinforce their multiplication skills. Thanks
Hannah L. –
I am SO EXCITED to try this with my class!!
Amy B. –
I love ALL of these cracking the code activities. The kids love them and are sooo engaged!
Emily B. –
I love all of your Cracking the Classroom Code activities. They are such a fun way to review.
Mrs Killen’s Kids –
I’m looking forward to trying this with my class! Thank you!
Shannon S. –
Easy to set up and great practice for multiplication. So fun!
Leslie H. –
I am looking forward to using this the week of Thanksgiving. Thank you!
Heather S. –
So much fun!
Sandra M. –
Nicole L. –
The Strategic Schoolroom –
I’m really looking forward to doing this with my students in November. We have enjoyed the other escape rooms that we have purchased and I’m sure this one will not disappoint as well!
sarah D. –
I cannot wait to use this in a few weeks!
Jill S. –
Helen Jo Morse –
This is going to be so much fun!!
Lindsay A. –
My kids absolutely love doing crack the code challenges. They are fun and engaging and a great performance assessment! Thanks for creating this!
Kimberly M. –
I purchased my first one for a Back to School -Get to Know You Activity and loved it so I love that I found another one to use in my classroom!
Third Grade Triumph –
Janice J. –
Kids loved it.