End of the Year Escape Room Awards Upper Elementary Cracking the Classroom Code™


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.


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.

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.


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217 reviews for End of the Year Escape Room Awards Upper Elementary Cracking the Classroom Code™

  1. Kelly Haupt

    Great product! Can’t wait to use it this school year 🙂 Thank you!!!

  2. Marie W.

    Excellent activity. My kids loved it.

  3. Jennifer S.

    Great end of the year activity!

  4. Jaqueline L.

    Great Escape Room!

  5. Sara S.

    Great product ! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Nicole Anglin

    So fun. Thanks !

  7. Melissa C.

    I used this at the end of this past school year. The students had a blast!

  8. Scott K.

    Great end of the year activity!!

  9. Kenyon Henderson


  10. Emily Owens

    A great end of the year activity to send the kids into summer with.

  11. Rebecca Parker

    Fun and challenging way to end the year.

  12. Beverly M.

    My students love doing these escapes and this was a really unique way to give their awards to them!

  13. Buyer

    Wow I love it!! So excited to use it!

  14. Buyer

    Love this resource!

  15. Maura M.

    Such a fun last day of school activity!

  16. Michelle Vaughn

    Kiddos loved it!

  17. Melissa M.

    This was such a fun way to end the year. The kids loved it!

  18. Tammy J.

    Kids had a fun time.

  19. Nicolas Davis

    We had fun!

  20. Kelly T.

    My students loved this!

  21. Kelsey K.

    Great resource!

  22. sarah K.

    My students love these challenges and it was a great end of the year activity!

  23. Sarah P.

    Thank you

  24. Deanna R.

    As always, excellent job! I have bought many of your escape rooms!

  25. LaDonna Stanek

    Students loved it!

  26. Chera B.

    This was so much fun

  27. Erin Mull

    The kids loved it!

  28. Julie P.

    We tried this at the end of the school year, and the kids loved it. The directions were easy to follow. Thank you for sharing your creativity and expertise!

  29. Buyer

    My students loved this

  30. Allison D.

    My students loved this!!

  31. Laura Lyles

    This was the perfect way to end our year! The students loved it!!

  32. Katie L.

    My class had SO MUCH fun cracking the codes and “escaping” the school. Thank you! The directions were clear and I was easily able to print and put it all together.

  33. Alecia D.

    My class really enjoys these!

  34. Megan C.

    Great resource!!

  35. Erika S.

    Thank you so much! This was a lot of fun! Looking forward to purchasing more of these.

  36. Jenna P.

    My students had a lot of fun with this activity!

  37. Yohandy R.

    Thank you.

  38. Chelsey L.

    So much fun!

  39. Shea Z.

    I love all of these escape rooms!

  40. Tasha M.

    Great product! So much fun!

  41. Kelsey T.

    This was such a fun way to end the school year, thank you!

  42. Pamela T.

    This was THE BEST!!

  43. Buyer

    Thank you!

  44. Buyer

    Awesome product!

  45. Erin H.

    Thank you–the kids had a blast!

  46. Buyer

    Super fun!

  47. Amanda E.

    another great escape!

  48. Lauren H.

    Love these! So fun and engaging

  49. Debbie Ferguson

    Loved this… kids loved it too!

  50. Paola Malinoski

    Definitely took time to put together, but my students loved it! They were engaged and had a great time just having fun in the classroom!

  51. Brittney P.

    Loved the product only issue is to make sure you have time to cut and organize. A LOT of pieces BUT an amazing product for students!!

  52. Kara D.

    Great resource!!!

  53. Kelly O.

    This took a lot of work to put together, but it was worth it! The kids had a fantastic time cracking the codes!

  54. Buyer

    My students loved using this in the classroom.

  55. Buyer

    Awesome resource, Thank You!!

  56. Jennifer R.

    Lots of fun! Great way to end the year. Thank you!

  57. My Many Misadventures of Teaching

    My kids and I had a great time with this escape room. We love all your games!!

  58. Stephanie L.

    Love these crack the codes. Have purchased multiple of these and my students love them. Takes a lot of prep work but then you have them forever!

  59. Chasidy C.

    Lots of fun and engaging!

  60. Abbey Siegel

    This was a wonderful end of the year activity to use with my special education classroom. I was worried it may be too difficult for my 4-6th grade self contained students, but in a group they were able to work together to figure it out with guidance.

  61. Teresa S.

    Great resource!!!!

  62. Jacqueline Michael

    Perfect and Great for all classrooms!

  63. Buyer

    This is the first escape room I’ve done and it was a huge success! It took A LOT of time to prep but it was worth it! Students had so much fun working together to solve the clues. The great part is now that it’s prepped, it’s ready to use for the end of the next school year.

  64. Chelsea W.

    I look forward to using this next year!

  65. Chelsie P.


  66. Buyer

    Thank you!

  67. Ashley D.

    A lot of set up for the project, but in the end it’s totally worth it!

  68. samira P.

    Awesome resource! Thank you for making this!

  69. Adetola S.

    My students loved this escape room

  70. Sara M.

    My students loved playing this!

  71. Alicia T.

    These take a long time to prep, but are 100% worth it!

  72. Kim S.


  73. Jennifer Gurley


  74. Kelsey S.

    This was a great escape room. Lots to cut out and lots of set up. It took my sixth graders a little while and some extra explaining for them to get going.

  75. Tricia B.

    So much fun

  76. Shawnda T.

    Excellent product!

  77. AnnMarie Transki

    Thank you!!!

  78. Amy Richmond

    Love escape rooms!

  79. MrsBuck 2014

    Students love these activities – very engaging. Thank you for sharing this through TPT.

  80. Marcie A.

    My class had fun with this during our last week.

  81. Kelsey G.

    Very fun and I loved that it could be customized to include our custodian’s name!

  82. Tracy R.

    This was fantastic! Kids really enjoyed it!

  83. Angela F.

    Love everything that I have bought from you. Thanks!

  84. Alisha P.

    This was an amazing end of the year activity for my fifth graders. They loved it. Prep took a bit of time, but it was worth seeing the reactions and fun my students were having.

  85. Stephanie T.

    My students and I LOVE these! So engaging and fun!

  86. Susan O.

    Such a great activity!

  87. Bilingues en Tercer Grado


  88. Lauren Pruneau

    This was so much fun and my kids had a blast competing against each other! Perfect for the last week or two of school!

  89. Buyer

    Can’t wait to use this

  90. Kayla Thomas

    Such a great resource!

  91. Tammy K.

    This was my first escape room and I loved the idea . will definitely be purchasing more of these during the back-to-school sale.

  92. Mrs R’s Garden

    Ran out of time this year, but can’t wait to use at the end of the year next year!

  93. Anne S.

    3rd graders loved this for the end of the year!

  94. Vicki Marseglia


  95. Buyer

    Great resource. Can’t wait to use.

  96. Buyer

    Perfect! Just what I was looking for!

  97. Christine F.

    Amazing! I can’t wait to use these with my students this year! Thank you!! 🙂

  98. yesteachtx

    Thank you!!

  99. K D.

    My class absolutely LOVED this! I didn’t use the awards, since I already do something like that, but the activities were great!

  100. Brittney W.

    Amazing! My students loved this, and I have a tough group!!

  101. Jillian C.

    This was a fun activity for the last day of school! My kids had a blast!

  102. Nathan W.

    I’m so excited to play this with my class!

  103. Patricia P.

    The kids had a lot of fun with this on the last day of school.

  104. Buyer

    My students love these escape room activities.

  105. Carolyn Powers

    There was a little more set-up than I was expecting, but I am new to using these types of activities. It was very engaging and my 5th graders enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be buying more.

  106. Buyer

    Used your products at the beginning of the year–can’t wait to try this one during our last week!

  107. Teaching On Grace Street

    Perfect end of year activity! We did Jack Frost at Christmas and I have purchased one to start he next school year too. These will be a regular event in my class. Thank your for the amazing resource!

  108. Michele P.

    Great resource! Thank you.

  109. Cassandra Z.

    Easy setup and loads of fun

  110. Laurie B.

    My students LOVED this! They had fun solving all of the clues and finding the awards, then they enjoyed deciding who got which award. Finally, they loved seeing what their peers gave them. This was perfect for the last week of school. Thanks!

  111. Jennifer S.

    Great resource to use in my classroom! Thank you.

  112. Grace G.

    I had a hard time following what piece goes in what envelope. It may be better to list all the items in each envelope by bullet point or list or something. But that’s just me.

  113. Melanie S.

    This was a great addition to my plans for the last day of school. The awards were really great for students to give to each other 🙂

  114. steffini E.

    Great resource for end of the year.

  115. Nancy U.

    So fun and engaging for students!

  116. Tara H.


  117. Alexis Seidl

    My students loved this escape room!

  118. Brandi R.

    My students love escape rooms

  119. Debbie C.

    Thank you! My class loved this activity!

  120. Michelle R.

    What a fun way to involve the kids in class awards. They had so much fun deciding which award to give to each student. Thank you for sharing!

  121. Perfectly Paula

    I know I’ve said it a hundred times, but kids Love to do escape rooms, and this was their favorite.

  122. Amanda Lonberg

    My students love escape rooms, and this one was one of their favorites.

  123. Carolyn F.

    Super cool!

  124. Eileen B.

    I cannot wait to use this with my class!

  125. Audra H.

    Another great escape room! It was such a fun way to relive the school year and my students absolutely loved it! My favorite part was allowing the students to choose which awards their friends received; it was a great way to get them involved instead of choosing them myself.

  126. Michelle S.

    Can’t wait to use this for Summer School! Thank you for taking the time to make it.

  127. Kristin Berg

    Great options! Very engaging resource.

  128. Cynthia K V.

    Thanks for creating a fun last week of school activity that is still providing opportunities to think!

  129. Deanna R.

    This was great for my students! They LOVED it

  130. Katharine J.

    i’m excited to use this for my last group of the year! I have purchased other escape rooms from this seller and enjoyed them, so I expect we will love this one too!

  131. Latasha M.

    This is such a fun and engaging activity. It is a great way to bring the year to an end! Thank you for this product!

  132. Jordan C.

    So excited to use this next week! My kids love the “Cracking the Classroom Code” escape rooms!

  133. Sharon B.


  134. Buyer

    Awesome! I used this with 5th graders before they left for the year. They loved it!

  135. Courtney Lopez

    We love all of your Crack the Classroom Code activities!

  136. Beth M.

    My students love this!

  137. Lisa Curtis

    Love these!

  138. Paige C.

    Thank you so much! I look forward to ending my school year with this.

  139. Kerri R.

    Perfect end of the year wrap up!

  140. ashley B.

    Great step by step directions and like the fact that you included the envelope sizes

  141. Heather S.


  142. Emily Claire A.

    Did not have time to implement this at the end of the year, but plan to next!

  143. Carrie M.

    fun activity for kids

  144. Stephanie M.


  145. SHANNON G.

    Great activity for last week of school.

  146. Janean J.

    I absolutely love the interactive way to get my students involved at the end of the year!

  147. Tricia K.

    This was a great end of the year activity.

  148. Victoria Palomo

    My students had fun with this!

  149. Buyer

    I am so glad I purchased this! My kiddos loved it!

  150. Rachel M.

    My students loved this. It was easy to put together.

  151. Conner Stoffel

    My kids are going to love this end of year activity!

  152. James H.

    Students love this activity.

  153. Crystal A.


  154. Jazzy Teaches

    I absolutely love this concept and my kids adore doing this!

  155. K M.

    My kids love these, so I am very excited to use it in my classroom.

  156. Buyer

    I appreciate you including the option of being able to edit the document to fit teacher’s needs!

  157. Cindy K.

    Thank you! I’m sure my students will enjoy this escape the room as much as they have all the others we have completed.

  158. Linda S.

    I am excited about using this!!

  159. Melissa A.

    Great for end of year activity.

  160. Common Core Gals

    I can’t wait to use this!!!

  161. Leslie T.

    Thanks! Another quality escape room!

  162. Caitlin S.

    My students LOVE these! Cant wait to end the year with them!

  163. Dina W.

    Can’t wait to use this resource. It looks great!

  164. Jessica Feth

    My students love these. Thank you so much!

  165. Messy Bun Teacher


  166. Brenda B.

    My students LOVE, LOVE, LOVE escape rooms! They look forward to them and enjoy competing against each other and learning at the same time. I will always buy them!

  167. Tara P.

    My students love these Crack the Codes! They are engaged and having a blast while learning!!

  168. Leslie F.

    This a very well thought-out and engaging activity for the classroom! Perfect for the end of the year!

  169. Tiffany D.


  170. Samantha Burch

    Thank you!!!!

  171. Heather B.

    Can’t wait to use this!

  172. darlene R.

    looks good and I am excited to use in two weeks! My class loves ALL the escape games.

  173. Brittney Sanders


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  175. Michelle B.

    Love it

  176. Tales of a 3rd Grade Teacher

    I love this! Thanks!

  177. Kara R.

    I can’t wait to use this! Thanks!

  178. Rita Lovejoy

    love this idea! i don’t have real lock though. any ideas ?

  179. Tracy L.

    Really liked your product!!

  180. Michelle K.

    So excited to use.

  181. Michelle Land

    Cant wait to add this to my plans for the last week of school!

  182. Megan A.

    My class and I love these so much!

  183. Kilee V.

    My students absolutely love escape rooms!

  184. Melinda A.

    LOVE THIS!! Great awards included!

  185. Buyer

    Great Resource

  186. Krista F.

    Your Cracking the Code products are hands down my favorite! I have purchased almost all of them! My students LOVE learning this way.

  187. Shelby E.

    Love all your Classroom breakouts!

  188. Tracy K.

    Thank you for a great resource.

  189. Jordan Faler


  190. Katelyn B.

    Love all these products! Love the quality and thoroughness of the creation. Explicit instructions make it easy to set up, and students are challenged by the puzzles, but successful in completing them. I recommend 45 minutes for students to complete.

  191. Hollie Allen

    I haven’t tried this specific one yet but I am excited to use it. My students love all of the classroom codes that I have done so far this year. Quality work with cute pictures!

  192. Buyer


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  194. Shannon M.

    My students thoroughly enjoy these activities and I have purchased numerous from your store. I plan to keep buying them as you continue to create more! I love that this one allows students to nominate each other for awards!

  195. lora L.

    Love This!

  196. Jennifer E.

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to do this with my class. I am so excited for this end of year activity!!

  197. Nicole L.

    My class loves these escape codes.

  198. Carla B.

    Love your reasonable prices!

  199. Rebecca Kristensen

    Thanks for an awesome resource!

  200. Allison Y.

    This will be my new favorite EOY activity, I just know it! Thanks!

  201. Elaine Berman

    These are fantastic! So well prepared and easy to put together.

  202. Karen H.

    My students love these escape rooms, and it was a great way to have the students recognize each other!

  203. Amy M.

    Love these activities and so do my kids!

  204. Alexandra B.

    This is so cool! I cannot wait to use it with my students! They love interactive online activities like this! They will enjoy it so much 🙂

  205. Katy H.

    Love these products, can’t wait to use this one!

  206. Creshia Hillis

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to use it at the end of the year.

  207. Joanna Brown

    Excited to try this with my students.

  208. Lindsey C.

    Love it!

  209. Tracey S.

    Great end of year fun!

  210. Megan Hardin

    Love all of the Cracking the Classroom Code games!

  211. A Little Bit of Class

    This is a great resource to keep my students thinking at the end of the school year. I love all of your Cracking the Classroom Code products!

  212. Buyer

    This look like it will be a lot of fun for the end of the year, after all the end of year tests.

  213. Helen Jo Morse

    Very clever!

  214. Tammy Gilbert

    Got this all ready for after testing fun.

  215. Carla B.

    Thanks for this great game, can’t wait to use it.

  216. Alison Z.

    The escape rooms are a great challenge, and a wonderful way to get students working together!

  217. Jordan D.

    I can’t wait to use this!

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