Cracking the Classroom Code™ First Grade Halloween Math Addition 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 simple addition with your first grade class.


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 simple addition with your first grade class.

This is an interactive game where the students are timed. They are trying to escape a mob of zombies that has overtaken the school. Students must solve a string of math questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers, to escape. For 1st grade I highly suggest these escape games always be played as a whole class.

**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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55 reviews for Cracking the Classroom Code™ First Grade Halloween Math Addition Escape Room

  1. Lani G.

    I can not wait to prepare this for my kiddos in October. I used the Mars ones last year and my kids has a blast!

  2. Ashlyn M.


  3. Jaclyn C.

    I love this and can’t wait to use it in my classroom! Thank you!

  4. JoAnn M.

    My kids loved this so much! It was super fun!

  5. Brandi H.


  6. Rachael S.

    This was so fun to play on Halloween. Thank you!

  7. Alyssa R.

    This was so much fun for the kids! They had a blast!

  8. Cortney W.

    My students loved this breakout! Thank You!

  9. Maghan C.

    Very fun and engaging!

  10. Buyer

    Great addition to assessments. Kids love to play!

  11. Jessica M.

    So Great ! I wish you had more that fit our curriculum because my students LOVED this !

  12. I Heart the Littles

    This is such a great idea to integrate an engaging activity with academics! Wonderful and well thought out! Our K & 1st graders love zombies!

  13. Kelly T.

    So much fun for my kinders on Halloween!

  14. Kathleen M.

    Has some prep but worth the time. Kids enjoyed it!

  15. Talissa N.

    I can’t wait to try this with my after-school group!

  16. Erin B.

    Students loved it!

  17. Taylor R.

    So engaging!

  18. Carol Cozart


  19. Sweet School Moments by Amber O

    This was such a fun activity while we were finishing up our first quarter. Assessments were complete, grading was done, conferences were coming up…but students were still highly engaged thanks to this:)

  20. Pamela T.

    My kiddos LOVED it! Thanks!

  21. Shelly M.

    Fun resource to use during Fall and Halloween.

  22. Courtney C.


  23. Terri P.

    Also very excited to try this one as well!!

  24. Kristena I.

    I loved this! It was the perfect Halloween activity for my firs5 graders!

  25. Victoria Finney

    OMG My firsties LOVED this! There is a bit of set up required, but now I’m set for future years! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  26. Elizabeth B.

    I loved Teresa’s Escape Room freebie so much that I purchased five more! I can’t wait to do this next October!

  27. Kallam’s Korner

    I really loved this activity and how organized it is. However, it was way too hard for my 1st graders. I would recommend adding 2nd grade to the grade levels listed.

  28. stacia H.

    This was so fun! My first graders loved it! Any chance you are working on a snow or winter theme? =)

  29. Karen D.

    My first graders loved this!

  30. kristi I.

    LOOOOVE this. My kids had so much fun!

  31. Holly Childers


  32. Hillery Kennedy

    All I can is this was FUN, FUN, FUN! My first graders loved this. I even got my principal involved by printing out a zombie mask and had her be a zombie while the game was going on! Thanks for such a great idea! I have already purchased the Christmas Math escape room!

  33. Kendra W.

    My students loved this. Thank you!

  34. Janelle M.

    This was a hit in our class. Everyone was on task and involved until we escaped! Thanks!

  35. Live Love Laugh Teach23

    SO.MUCH.FUN!!!! The kids didn’t even realize they were doing Math!

  36. Lauren J.

    I didn’t get a chance to use this for Halloween, hopefully later in the year

  37. Sheri D.

    The students I work with really had a lot of fun doing this. Thank you!

  38. Dana P.

    So. Much. Fun! Thank you!

  39. Melissa M.

    This was super fun but tough as a whole class. I bought this for my grade 2’s, mostly so they could learn to work together and figure out clues before dealing with tougher questions to answer…it was hard for them!! We tried it as a whole class and used ‘inside-outside’ circles in teams to play because some people had take notes lead and others were walking around the room with no care in the world…it was still hard…i recommend doing it in groups even though it is more work to set up. I think now that my class saw it as a whole they will be ready and amped up to do it in small groups where there is more chances to have your hands right in there working!

  40. Joslyn Buhler

    This was fun to do on Halloween. It was a little long for my first graders. If I do another one, I will do it small group and have them compete against each other. It got to busy for all the students in my class to do it whole class.

  41. crystal O.

    My kids loved this activity!

  42. Jaymee B.

    This is such an amazing resource. My students were engaged throughout the whole process. They worked quickly and accurately on there math problems. This was a great way to reinforce the skills we were learning in class. Thank you so much!

  43. Amanda B.

    This was so much fun!!!! My students were engaged the whole time and were so excited! Are you going to do more for 1st grade? I would buy all of them!!!

  44. Megan R.

    My class LOVED this activity!! Thank you!!

  45. Angel S.


  46. Alice M.

    I’m looking forward to using this!!!

  47. Fun in First Grade with Miss Wiser

    Thank you!

  48. sarah D.

    Prepped and ready to go for this week! Looks amazing, as always.

  49. Curriculum Kings

    The materials are downloaded, printed, laminated, and ready to tackle on Halloween! Thank you!!!

  50. Kristine W.

    Please make more of these for first grade!!!! I am so excited to do this on Monday!

  51. Kaitlyn S.

    I can’t wait for my first graders to play this!! Thank you so much!

  52. Alli L.

    LOVE THIS! I am SOOOO happy that you are working on more for the lower grades!!

  53. Brooke G.

    Love these games!

  54. Karen S.

    I can not wait to use this in my classroom. Thank you!

  55. Learning in First Grade


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