Halloween Escape Room 2nd Grade Math Place Value 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 reviewing place value skills with your 2nd grade class. Students will be practicing place value skills with three digit numbers, skip counting, comparing numbers, and reading and writing numbers less than 1,000.


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 place value skills with your 2nd grade class. Students will be practicing place value skills with three digit numbers, skip counting, comparing numbers, and reading and writing numbers less than 1,000.

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 2nd 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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241 reviews for Halloween Escape Room 2nd Grade Math Place Value Cracking the Classroom Code™

  1. Angela Swain


  2. Didi Penas

    The kids enjoyed it so much 🙂

  3. Melissa L.

    So much fun! Thank you!

  4. Sara Q

    What a great product! It was a lot of set up on the teacher’s part but the instructions and pictures make it SUPER easy. I did it as a whole class. It was a little hectic with 20 kids. Next time, I will do it as a center where only 5 kids are working together at once.

  5. Heather Urbano

    Excited to use this soon!

  6. First Grade Super Learners

    I’m looking forward to using this with my class!

  7. Thriving in Third

    My students LOVE these. They’ll be so excited to try this one!

  8. Thinking About Third Grade

    My students loved this! We did it as an end of year activity.

  9. Penney’s Picks

    I’m excited to implement this!!

  10. Buyer

    So much fun! Students enjoyed it! Thanks for creating:)

  11. 2nd Grade Imagination Station

    Loved it!

  12. Julie Gosline

    Can’t wait to use this with my kiddos!

  13. Jennifer E.

    So much fun. Really kept my students engaged on Halloween.

  14. Valerie B.

    I can’t even tell you how much fun we had with this! My students were FREAKING OUT! It was fantastic. I totally set the scene of zombies invading our school. When we had solved it all, we checked all the halls of the school and celebrated outside by cheering and running around. The only thing that caught me off guard was the calculator (we don’t have those in our classroom), so I had to make sure I brought one from home.

  15. Katherine L.

    I LOVE this! My kids had so much fun!

  16. Victoria D.

    Thank you! The students love this!!!

  17. Danielle P.

    My students loved this activity!

  18. Mikayla R.

    Can’t wait to use this in my classroom!!

  19. Krista Donald

    So much fun

  20. Tanja M.

    Thank you! Great resources!

  21. suzanne M.


  22. Classy Cottage

    What a fun way to review! Love it!

  23. Hannah B.


  24. Jocelyn L.

    This is the best

  25. Kim Y.

    Such a worthwhile activity! The kids were super engaged!

  26. Andrea Y.

    My students had a lot of fun trying to crack the code.

  27. Buyer

    Very engaging and useful!

  28. Courtney S.

    We had a blast in Summer School with this! Thank you!

  29. Rachael J.

    Great resource! A bit too hard for some of my students though

  30. Buyer

    Kids loved this!

  31. Larissa C

    My students LOVED doing this as a class. Such a fun way to wrap up a unit.

  32. Sara C.

    My class loves these crack the code activities! Great way to review!

  33. Kyla R.

    My students absolutely loved this!

  34. Brittany Williamson

    My class loved this!

  35. Maleah C.

    My kiddos barely cracked the code, but they made it!

  36. Brianna D.

    Super fun!

  37. Anna Maria F.

    So muck fun!

  38. Allison S.

    Easily my favorite activity from this year!!! My students LOVED doing this escape room and always beg for another!!

  39. Kathleen S.

    Great- thanks!

  40. Fourth Grade Fellowship

    Terrific product! I’m looking forward to using this in my classroom!

  41. Tonia W.

    Very engaging!!

  42. Stacia R.

    Kids enjoyed it!

  43. Kerry P.

    My students loved this activity! It is worth the time it takes to print and organize.

  44. jody B.

    I played this with 3 classes on Friday. I was a bit nervous due to never laying one. But all the kids loved it. I wish you had a video or maybe more explanation on how to play but that won’t cause me not to buy more. I’m hooked! Thank you!

  45. Buyer


  46. Emily E.

    This was SO fun. We did it at the beginning of the year, and the kids are still talking about it.

  47. Carissa D.

    Thank you!

  48. Totally a Teacher

    This was one of the most fun and engaging special learning activities we did all year! The kids loved the envelopes and the excitement of escaping zombies!

  49. Occasionally Organized Amy

    Fun and engaging!

  50. Kelly W.

    Directions were perfect and easy to understand in order to set up activity- my kids were engaged, learning, and actually thought zombies were going to attack the school!

  51. Amanda H.

    Excited to try this for homeschool this year!

  52. Tina F.

    What a fun and engaging activity!

  53. Niki’s Niches

    thanks!! Love this it was a great, engaging activity to complete our unit on place value.

  54. Priscilla Simpson

    My students thought this was the best activity ever! Thanks!

  55. Betty Eason

    This was great for introducing my kids to crack the code. We have loved using these this year!

  56. Teacher Tech Files

    Great resource. My kids had so much fun with it!

  57. Mary G.

    My kids loved this activity and it was a good way to review!

  58. Morgan Sedlacek

    Thank you! Our students love these!

  59. Gisele R.

    My class really enjoyed this activity!

  60. Buyer

    Thank you , very organized

  61. Terralee F.

    Great product!

  62. Kristi P.

    Cool activity!

  63. Amanda H.

    The kids love these! Thanks!

  64. Taylor B.

    This was great and so much fun!

  65. Kathie D.

    My students really enjoyed this activity.

  66. Laurie Craig

    My students absolutely loved it!

  67. Shannon D.

    Can’t wait to use this in my classroom!

  68. Kimberly C.


  69. Jennifer Smith

    These were fantastic. My students were very engaged!

  70. kallie R.

    I am excited to use this next year. Someone on my team recommended it.

  71. Rebecca W.


  72. Miss Ameesha

    Loved this resource for my 2nd graders as a Place Value review!

  73. Laura Schreiber

    wow! a lot of prep work, but the kids really enjoyed it!

  74. Rebecca S.

    Can’t wait to get more of these for my class. So much fun!

  75. Glenna S.

    Great resource!

  76. Latasha S.

    Great resource! I am going to buy some more. I can’t wait to do with my students.

  77. Mike Akinaka


  78. Second Grade Stage Manager

    My second graders had an absolute blast with this activity!

  79. Kala L.

    My kids enjoyed doing this.

  80. Karyn Brunton

    Great product; thank you!

  81. Nykira D.

    Worked well in my classroom! Students were engaged.

  82. Erica Adelson

    Super fun activity!

  83. crystal B.

    We had fun with this

  84. Sandi Scalcucci

    This was a great activity!

  85. Verna Lynn G.

    Great resource – thanks!!

  86. LaToya S.

    I cannot wait to try this out with my class next year! Too bad I wasn’t able to put this to use this past Halloween. I am sure my students will like how engaging and different this will be.

  87. ashleigh neitzel


  88. Debra S.

    I’ll be using this every year! My students had so much fun!

  89. Jennifer O.

    It’s printed out and ready to go! Can’t wait to use it!

  90. Miss Conner’s Classroom

    This is a very thorough product. You get an engaging activity for a quite the bargain! Highly recommend!

  91. Teaching in the North

    Absolutely love this product! My students always enjoy the activity and I love the learning/review that happens. Thanks!

  92. Tonya Koehn

    I purchased this after Halloween, but I think the kids will have fun with it next year. It took awhile for me to figure out how to set it up, but it gives you step by step instructions which are very helpful.

  93. Rebecca D.

    My class loved this! The students were all engaged and having been asking when we can do another one!

  94. alisha Q.

    Amazing Resource. My students loved it and it aligned perfectly to standards.

  95. sharon S.

    My students loved this activity!

  96. Megan B.

    We had SO much fun doing this on Halloween for math block. The kids love it and it was very easy to prep.

  97. Kimberly M.

    This was great! Thanks for another great escape room product!

  98. Candace G.

    Super cool activity!

  99. Lewis Christmas II

    Wonderful product!

  100. Kalie L.

    So fun and engaging! The kids love it!

  101. Victoria Finney

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

  102. j V.

    My second graders loved it! Thank you so much for your hard work.

  103. Lisa D.

    My students love these activities!

  104. Jessica H.

    My second graders LOVED this activity!

  105. Marcia Boone

    This was a great review activity on Halloween Day. Kept my students involved and engaged.

  106. Lunchbox Latte

    Looking forward to trying this out!

  107. Sara Maciel

    thank you

  108. Kelly S.

    My kids loved this!! I meant to buy the Thanksgiving one and missed it. Thanks so much. I will definitely be doing more of these type activities in the future.

  109. Sabrina Chandler

    I LOVED this! My kiddos did as well! It was so nice to be able to use this to reinforce place value!

  110. Lisa R.

    My class loved this activity. It was great on halloween. great teamwork builder. I will be buying more.

  111. Buyer

    My class had fun with this.

  112. Christina W.

    Loved this! We did the activity whole group and my class was so excited throughout the entire activity! Not one dull moment.

  113. Buyer

    No need to worry about student engagement with this resource…you’ll have it!

  114. Kim G.

    Kids had a great time!

  115. Kari Bierman

    My kids enjoyed this activity…they were engaged the whole time!

  116. Melisha C.

    Can’t wait to use these resources!

  117. Katherine P.

    Thank you for creating a fun activity.

  118. 2nd Grade in the Bluegrass

    So cute! Can’t wait to try these for other holidays, such a fun way to keep kids engaged when there is so much else going on!

  119. Buyer


  120. Jennifer S.

    My class loved this! So much fun! Thank you!

  121. Carol D.

    It took longer to set up than I had allowed time for and therefore didn’t get a chance to do it with my class before Halloween like I planned. But it’s all set up now for the spring when we do our monster spring unit.

  122. Leslie P.

    We had a blast doing this in our class!!!!

  123. The Boho Fox

    My classroom loves these

  124. Jackie R.

    Such a fun activity!

  125. Kelsey M.

    My class loved this game!

  126. Buyer

    Easy to understand and lots of fun!

  127. Christina Schlee

    My students loved this. Thank you! I can’t wait to try more.

  128. Strategically Elementary

    I loved using this product with my second graders! They were so engaged and it was a great way to review concepts! Thank you! I can’t wait to do more with my class.

  129. Spencer K.

    My students really enjoyed working together to crack the code! Fun engaging game!

  130. megan V.

    Keep these coming, my students love them and I love to see them challenged.

  131. Kristi M.

    This is awesome!!! Students loved it!

  132. Lauren H.

    I bought this for another teacher in my building. We were working together for Halloween ideas. Her kids loved it!

  133. Cynthia F.

    kiddos loved this

  134. susan R.

    can’t wait for next year to try this… ran out of time this year

  135. Sasha’s Creations

    My students loved this! As a teacher I was very pleased with the clear directions to assemble & how it gameified our place value review.

  136. What’s Not To Love About School

    My students loved this!

  137. Brittany Young

    We had a blast doing this on Halloween! Great incorporation of skills and active engagement!

  138. April S.

    My favorite activity! Thank you!

  139. Sarah B.


  140. Mrs Salvador

    Love this!

  141. morgan daley


  142. Danielle Petrizzo

    Loved this resource.

  143. Janea S.

    My students loved this activity!! So fun, I highly recommend it!

  144. Andrea H.

    This is a great activity!!!!! My kids were super engaged and were able to review place value skills!!

  145. Stacey B.

    A huge hit with my students!

  146. Ashley D.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Can’t wait to buy and use the Thanksgiving one.

  147. Amy H.

    We had so much fun playing this on Halloween. It was the perfect activity.

  148. julie M.


  149. crystal O.

    My kids loved this activity!

  150. Sally R.

    I love this!

  151. Tiffany H.

    Cute resource! My students enjoyed this.

  152. Jennifer T.

    This took a while to put together and set up, but it was SO worth it! The best activity I’ve done with my class this year!

  153. Karlene H.

    Very engaging and easy to use!

  154. Shannon S.

    This was such a hit with my kiddos! We can’t wait for the next one!

  155. Buyer

    Love it!

  156. Kimberly Miller

    This looks great! but it also looks like a lot of preparing. I can’t wait to check it out next year.

  157. Buyer

    What a fun way to review a topic! I wish I had found these sooner. My 2nd graders loved this and were so excited when they cracked the code!

  158. Sarah M.

    They liked it!

  159. Kayla K.

    We had so MUCH with this product! My kiddos were so engaged and the activities flowed seamlessly!

  160. Douglas S.

    Love. So excited to use in my classroom. The activities are engaging and challenging for the students.

  161. Haley M.

    My students had a BLAST completing this! Thank you so much! It hit the standard really well too!

  162. Kindergarten Katzenjammer

    Super excited to use this!

  163. Teach Love and Primary

    Very well put together! It would only be better if it was editable.

  164. Heather D.

    My class had so much fun with this! I am buying the bundle!

  165. Julie C.

    Great Halloween activity

  166. Brenda Maulik

    Thanks! My 2nd graders loved it!

  167. Caroline Soesbee

    My class had SO MUCH FUN doing this! I gave them the recommended 45 minutes, and we were on the last question when “the zombies got us.” Ha! If we didn’t have to go to our special, I’ve would’ve let them finish it out. I also bought the Thanksgiving and Main Idea and Details escape rooms and can’t wait to use them. Make more for second grade, please! These are so much fun!

  168. Christina Lassigne Vargas

    Best thing I have purchased in a while!

  169. Julie T.

    My evaluation was the day after Halloween so I did this!! The principal loved it. I just tweeked it by saying the Zombies were trying to make everyday Halloween and we had to find the code to make them stop “always Halloween”. When we were done, my kids were wanting to do this everyday and can’t wait for the next time we do it!!

  170. Cassandra S.

    This was too fun! My students enjoyed every minute of it. They loved the shape decoder, emoji code and puzzle. The students literally ran out the door to make sure they could escape. Too funny! Very engaging and the perfect review of place value for my second grader.

  171. MIA H.

    I did this as a Halloween math activity today and my kids LOVED it!!!!! I even found some creepy sounds to play…but it may have been too creepy. The kids loved reviewing content we just finished in math and the storyline behind it. They asked if there were other ones…some even asked if there was a fairy version. LOL

  172. Coffee Curiosity and Class

    This is such a great activity for engaging students! I feel like the directions are very complex, but I love the concept.

  173. Alice M.

    My students are going to enjoy this!!!

  174. The Cutesy Teacher

    Really excited to do this with my kiddos!

  175. Heather S.

    My class loved it!!!! Engaged students

  176. Nicole L.

    Love these!

  177. kari C.

    Great Product! Can’t wait to use with my kids.

  178. Buyer

    Can’t wait to use this Halloween!

  179. Janie H.


  180. Catherine Mlodzik

    SO great!

  181. Marcella Hitchcock

    My kids are going to love this! Thanks!

  182. Kerri L.

    Printed, cut and ready for Halloween! This is going to be so fun.

  183. Pamela Maples

    This looks absolutely amazing! I have it all together and can’t wait to do it with my class!

  184. sarah D.

    Awesome resource! Thank you.

  185. Pinkardinc

    great resource

  186. Liisa D.


  187. Imaginative Teacher

    OMG Cannot Wait to use this! Thankyou! My grade 2 kiddos are going to LOVE it!

  188. Tonya C.

    Awesome Sauce!!!!

  189. Summer M.

    I can’t wait to do this with my kids on Halloween!

  190. Yadsia I.

    Great activity for Halloween

  191. Kim Cunningham

    Amazing work…details are great!!!!

  192. Tiffany A.

    Wish there were other math standards to go with this… cute!

  193. Jennifer K.

    Love this!!!!!

  194. Brooke B.


  195. The Honey Bunch Designs

    I am so excited to use this with my students this week! Keep making more of these for second graders please!

  196. Kim M.

    Thanks for a fun activity to do on Halloween

  197. Melinda K.

    I plan on using this next week. It looks like a lot of fun.

  198. Angela N.

    Can’t wait to try this!

  199. Jennifer C.

    So thankful for this fun! Great directions!

  200. Alayne Jorgensen

    I cannot WAIT to do this with my class this week! So awesome!

  201. Brandi Plumlee

    Thank you! Great resource!

  202. Shelly M.

    Can’t wait to use these with my class. They are going to love it!

  203. Dream Believe Inspire

    I am excited to play this with my kids after we finish basic addition. Hopefully they can handle this game.

  204. Lauren L.

    This looks like it will be so much fun and a great review game, since we’re right in the middle of our first module on place value! We will be playing it during our math block on Halloween. Can’t wait to see how it goes!

  205. denise J.

    Can’t wait to use this!!

  206. Marci F.

    I can’t wait to use this with my class. We love solving mysteries, what a fun way to practice skills!

  207. Traci M.


  208. Tanya M.

    I look forward to using this with my students soon.

  209. Caitlin G.

    So SO good! I did it myself and loved it! I can’t wait for the kids to use it next week! Thanks!

  210. Michelle P.

    Can’t wait to use this!

  211. Super Learner Central

    Perfect timing for me! My kids will LOVE this!

  212. Tina C.

    I’m excited to use this. Thank you!

  213. Janalene K.

    I love it! I can’t wait to see the excitement in my kids!

  214. Franki D.

    Zombies, escape room, place value, what’s not to love?! Brilliant idea, thoughtfully executed. Executed…yikes! Keep these great escape rooms coming!

  215. Jess Moehle

    This was great, a little difficult for my kids in a small group setting (we’re not quite there yet) but we tried again whole group and it went great! The kids loved it and it was a great review!

  216. Brenda C.

    Great resource.

  217. Christina Csicsek

    Looking forawrd to playing this with my students next week! Thank you 🙂

  218. Monica M.

    This is great! I was looking for something fun for my class to review place value.

  219. Tyra Sosnicki

    Amazing!!! Can’t wait to use in classroom.

  220. Tiffani Simmons

    This looks awesome!

  221. Jordan H.

    I’m so excited to try this with my 2nd graders!!

  222. Kelly Phibbs

    Can’t wait to play with the kids. Such a great resource! Thank you!

  223. Candace K.

    Thank you! This looks like so much fun and I am really looking forward to enjoying this activity with my class!! It will be a fun way to wrap up our current place value unit!

  224. Erin Glaser

    OH MY, this is such an amazing resource, my students LOVED it! Such a great, FUN way to review concepts. I will be purchasing more! Thank you!!

  225. Midnight in 2nd Grade

    My students love these activities!!

  226. Paola M.

    So excited to use this tomorrow!!

  227. Deanna F.

    I have a few of these now. The kids love it and I love setting them up!

  228. Katie C.

    This is so great! I wish that you had one for first grade as well so that I could have one a little easier for those littles that will come through my class during Walk-Tos. Looks like it is going to be so much fun!

  229. Chalk One Up for the Teacher

    I LOVE these Cracking the Classroom Code products! My kiddos are 100% engaged when they are working on them. I am soooooooooo excited about this one. My kids are going to FLIP! Thank you so much!

  230. Monica M.

    How fun!

  231. Chyna S.

    This was such a fun activity!

  232. Terri Monson

    love love

  233. LeAnn C.

    I can’t wait to use this next month for our fall party!

  234. Ashley H.

    Can’t wait to use this, it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  235. Kristin P.

    Can’t wait to try this next month!

  236. Michelle S.

    This is a great review and intro to the topic in 3rd grade.

  237. Resources from Miss G

    I am so excited to use this to review before our place value test! Thank you!

  238. Buyer

    Fantastic! With the directions and pictures provided, the set up is so easy! Very engaging and fun for the whole class! Thank you!

  239. Juanita McLendon

    thank you

  240. Lolita M.


  241. Michelle B.

    Awesome! Thanks

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