Cracking the Classroom Code™ 5th Grade Thanksgiving Math Division 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 long division with your fifth grade students. Students will be dividing multi-digit whole numbers by one or two digit divisors. Some answers will have remainders.


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 long division with your fifth grade students. Students will be dividing multi-digit whole numbers by one or two digit divisors. Some answers will have remainders.

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.


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71 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ 5th Grade Thanksgiving Math Division Escape Room

  1. But First Coffee

    love it!

  2. September R.

    My students love these types of activities

  3. Aune’s Adventures in 5th


  4. Teaching With Mrs P

    Super fun, the kids had a blast! … it was a lot of set up though!

  5. Cynthia V.

    Such a fun activity! Thank you!

  6. Cynthia K V.

    This will be great way to review and have fun during the short Thanksgiving week.

  7. Heidi Dvornski

    Great product!

  8. Benjamin H.

    TONS of prep work involved, but so worth it in the end! Thank you!

  9. Fawn G.

    Great Activities.

  10. Dawn B.


  11. Ellen P.

    Very engaging activity!!

  12. Teach Grow Inspire

    This was perfect! Thanks

  13. Angela D.

    Great Resource!

  14. Morgan B.

    Such a great resource! I would recommend making 6 copies of it and doing it in small groups. The kids get more excited competing against each other!

  15. Rachel M.

    Great Resource!!!

  16. lori I.

    My students loved this activity!

  17. Crystal A.

    Even though these are time consuming to put together, I love them! Once I put together my first one, my second purchase was much easier! My class loves them. They are challenging yet fun for them.

  18. Donna Arnold

    awesome resource! My kids love it!!

  19. Katie B.

    this escape room was great!

  20. WBC


  21. kelly stevens

    Thank you!

  22. Dana A.

    My students enjoyed using this product. It was a fun way to review the standards.

  23. Caitlin Saghy

    My students LOVE these bundles! Keep them coming, please!! 🙂 Thank you!

  24. EdTech Essentials

    These are so interactive and make learning so much fun! How creative!

  25. Erin P.

    My special ed resource room kiddos had a blast with this!

  26. Meghan F.


  27. Tana P.

    My students LOVED this activity. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Double The Fun

    My students loved this math mystery! Thank you.

  29. Alison C.

    I bought this and then ran out of time to do it! 🙁 I am looking forward to using it in my classroom next year!

  30. Robbie P.

    Didn’t get this one put together in time for Thanksgiving, but I’m going to use it as a review game before testing toward the end of the year since they love them so much! 🙂

  31. Jules G

    Kids had a great time! Thanks!

  32. Jane A.

    This was challenging for my students but they enjoyed it!

  33. Rebecca T.

    Wonderful! My students love these activities!

  34. Nadine P.


  35. Robin Lizotte

    My students love these.

  36. Lizabeth Overcash

    My students loved this activity. It took me a VERY long time to put everything together. I teach 3 blocks of math and I had to create a packet of stuff for each class. Great activity 😀

  37. Elizabeth E.

    The kids just love these!! Thanks for putting together such a great, detailed product!

  38. Dawn S.

    This was a fun challenging activity that we used on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break. It takes a little time to print and put it all together, but it will be great next year when I can just pull it out and use it!

  39. Lizbeth W.

    Great resource. Kids love it!

  40. Smiling in 2nd


  41. Kirwin’s Korner

    So fun and engaging! Thank you!

  42. Revenge of the 5th

    So fun!

  43. Christine S.

    So much fun! I used this as a review and the kids loved it.

  44. Cheryl L.

    My students loved this!

  45. Anna Marie Woloszyn

    This will be great for my students that are ready for division at this point in the year! Thanks so much for providing different options with the same theme.

  46. Ashley Schuetz

    The teamwork these activities require is really helping my students learn valuable skills while practicing their math skills.

  47. Pam L.

    This was a lot of fun! The prep was easy, and the students had fun. My class needs division practice, so this was a perfect activity for us!

  48. Buyer

    What a creative way to practice division!

  49. Mary N.


  50. Laura S.

    Very creative concept. Thanks for the great product.

  51. Donna S.

    Fun, set up was time-consuming, but worth it.

  52. Pamela C.

    My students really got a lot from these activities

  53. Amy B.


  54. Norma Davis

    Love this resource!

  55. Beth A.

    The kids loved it. It’s overwhelming at first to see all the set up steps, but once you get started the directions are excellent.

  56. Buyer

    Thank you!!

  57. Kellie S.


  58. Type A Teaching

    This is hands down the best product I’ve ever bought on TpT!! My students beg for these. They are time consuming to set up and reassemble after, but soooooo worth the time and money! I absolutely love them. I have bought 6 so far 🙂 and plan on buying more.

  59. Heather M.

    I can’t wait to use this

  60. Sheri D.

    The students that I work with are excited to try out this Escape Classroom, they had a blast doing the Zombie version. Thank you!

  61. Sarah B.

    Really helpful in logical thinking and math practice.

  62. Yolanda S.

    Excited to set up this project for the week of Thanksgiving. My students are going to love it as much as they loved the Halloween one.

  63. Brianna B.

    Directions are clear. Found on Facebook- Can’t wait to use next week with the kids

  64. Paige B.

    Love this resource!!

  65. Katelyn R.

    Thank you for creating this! My kids loved it!! Will be using more of these in the future!

  66. Lauren D.

    Takes a lot of planning time.

  67. All Smiles in 3rd Grade

    My students really enjoyed this cracking the code. They were really engaged and excited. I will probably do this again before Thanksgiving as a review.

  68. Kelly M.

    Looking forward to using with my 5th graders.

  69. Janice J.

    Kids loved it.

  70. Global Connections

    I love this product! Keep making them!

  71. Gifted Teacher 305

    Thanksgiving is going to be a blast with this activity!

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