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 the end of the year. Students will be given class awards and reflecting on the year.
*There is also an Upper Elementary version of this game that you can find HERE
However, this game is easier, so it is intended for first grade and second grade. For the lower grades, I highly recommend this game to be played as an entire class. There are easier codes, and less reading in this game, as opposed to the upper elementary version of this game.
This game is a little different than most of my games. This game would best be played the last week of school. There are over 30 awards in the game. Students will collect awards, and then give them to classmates at the end of the game. Of course, students should make sure each student in their class gets an award. Each award involves an alliteration like, “Awesome Artist,” or “Super Speller.”
Along with collecting and handing out awards, students will also be answering reflection questions about the school year. For example, some questions students are asked are, “What was your favorite activity this year?” and “What was your favorite thing about your teacher this year? Why?”
This is an interactive game where the students are timed. The custodian is locking the school up for the summer and didn’t know you were in the building! If you don’t find the keys in time, you will be trapped in school all summer! Students must solve a string of questions and clues, as well as decode different ciphers to escape the school. 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.