Halloween Escape Room 3rd Grade Math 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 3rd grade rounding, and addition and subtraction with whole numbers. Students will be practicing rounding to the nearest 10 or 100. Your class will also get practice with adding and subtracting within 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 3rd grade rounding, and addition and subtraction with whole numbers. Students will be practicing rounding to the nearest 10 or 100. Your class will also get practice with adding and subtracting within 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. 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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203 reviews for Halloween Escape Room 3rd Grade Math Cracking the Classroom Code™

  1. Amy S.

    Great way to learn!

  2. AshleyAnne B.

    Can’t wait to use this resource! It has simple steps to follow and very clear.

  3. Jennifer L.

    I am very excited to use these resources!

  4. Bethany T.

    This activity was super fun to do! the set up directions are clear and easy to follow. Great product!

  5. joleene B.

    great product

  6. Brittany Rohrig

    This is a fun way for students to practice rounding, along with adding and subtracting at the beginning of the year.

  7. Amanda L.

    Excited to use this with my 3rd graders!

  8. Beth C.

    We had a lot of fun with this.

  9. Rebecca R.

    Amazing resource!

  10. Alberta Learning

    This was a lot of fun! Thank you!

  11. Ammie C.

    Such a great idea! Kids LOVED it!

  12. Alyx R.

    I can’t wait to use this with my students!

  13. Elizabeth S.

    My class was OBSESSED! So engaging! Great resource!!

  14. Sharlene V.

    Very easy to use and kids loved it.

  15. Julie J.

    I love using these!

  16. Erin S.

    Students loved this, I made sure to partner lower level students with my higher students

  17. Victoria S.


  18. Suzanne N.

    We had a blast doing this!

  19. Nickiesha S.

    Great resource

  20. Angela R.

    Such a great resource! Thank you!

  21. Heather A.

    Great activity- my students loved it, but a lot of prep work is involved.

  22. Angie Bivvins

    very fun

  23. Selena G.

    Great activity

  24. Jennifer R.

    I cannot wait to use this for Halloween! I’m sure it is as wonderful as the others I have tried. Thank you!

  25. The Not So Crabby Classroom

    This is my first “escape” and the students were engaged the whole time! Thank you!

  26. Gina C.

    The kids had so much fun while critically thinking!

  27. Bianca C.

    Kids absolutely LOVED this

  28. Carla K.

    My class loves these!

  29. Buyer

    This is a great resource!

  30. marybelle E.

    Easy to follow and the students loved it

  31. Buyer

    These are perfect! I love to get these for every new unit. Thank you!

  32. Jessica Conner

    So Fun! My class absolutely lovedddddddd this!

  33. Staci S.

    OMG this kids loved this!! So much fun

  34. Joann D.

    My students loved this!!

  35. Megan C.


  36. Nichole B.

    Kids love these.

  37. Audrey W.

    This was so much fun! My students were engaged and excited to work the. math problems. I loved how it was interactive with different tools for cracking the code.

  38. Kelly N.

    It was a bit of a process putting it together and setting up. I hope my students like it!

  39. Linda K.

    looks great!

  40. Steffi Lyle

    This was SO much fun! I love it!

  41. Heather S.

    thanks so much

  42. Ryann L.

    Can’t wait to use it this year!

  43. Dana Helyer

    Love it!

  44. Brenda M.

    Great product.

  45. Hollie Allen

    My students LOVED the zombie theme. Super fun and engaging! Thanks

  46. Jennifer R.

    I completed this whole group with my class today and they LOVED it! The only suggestion I have is to perhaps realign your decoder. It didn’t match up once I put the brad in and made some of the shapes hard to decipher.

  47. ashley G.

    My students loved this! Thanks!

  48. Heather F.

    I look forward to trying this resource out with my kids next year as we have more technology available!

  49. Maestra Meyers

    Great Halloween math activity!

  50. Summer G.

    My kids LOVE these! Thank you so much!

  51. Dawn J.

    This this resource! Thanks

  52. Leslie H.

    Very nice Product

  53. Brittany W.


  54. Making Noyes in 3rd

    Such an enjoyable and engaging activity!

  55. Kelly Purcell

    Great product…can’t wait to use it with my kids! Editing note: The center points on your “Secret Decoders” are NOT centered…leading to very wonky decoders!

  56. I love Gifted

    My students loved it!

  57. Devin W.

    Lots of fun!

  58. Jami K.

    Loved this activity for an enrichment group!

  59. Julie B.

    This was our first breakout of this type and we did it as a class. My students loved it! Thanks!

  60. Mindy Valdez

    So engaging! The kids love doing these! Thanks!

  61. Carrigan’s Creative Creations

    I cannot wait to try this! I have legitimately bought all of your Cracking the Codes this week and I am SO excited to go in on my day off tomorrow to get them all printed and prepared! 🙂 Thank you for awesome products!

  62. Amy L.

    Great resource!

  63. Audrey W.

    Super fun activity. Just make sure you really review the rules and go slowly with the kids in the explanation so they don’t just try to open all the cards at first like mine 🙂 It takes a while to prep, but it’s a great way to wrap up a unit. Thanks!

  64. Jaclyn R.

    Very fun!!

  65. Buyer

    My students loved this! Such a fun activity!

  66. nora L.

    Great resource.

  67. Jodi B.

    My students loved this escape room. It was very engaging.

  68. Jenna J.

    Kids were SO scared during this activity! WE loved it!

  69. Katie R.

    Great resource. Thank you

  70. Verna Lynn G.

    Great resource – thanks!!

  71. Christy B.

    I look forward to using this in my class!

  72. Buyer

    Thanks! Great activity!

  73. Elizabeth Causey

    My students loved this and want more.

  74. Shannon B.

    My kids LOVED this product. We did this one whole class as an introduction to this type of activity. I have never seen twenty six students more engaged during a whole class lesson. This was a wonderful way to review a concept before a test and they can not wait to do more. Thanks!

  75. Buyer

    I used this along side the grade 4 escape room to ensure that all the kids were able to make the most of the activity! Wonderful!

  76. Amy W.

    So much fun! Students were highly engaged!

  77. Robin Richie


  78. Melissia Nelson

    Great activity for enrichment!

  79. alisha Q.

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

  80. Brooke H.

    My students absolutely LOVED this. They were engaged the whole time. Only one downside, LOTS of teacher prep. But it is worth it.

  81. Andrea S.

    This was a bit difficult for beginning third graders.

  82. Amy C.

    Engaging and fun!

  83. nicole L.

    Great Resource. My students loved the escape room!

  84. Laurie B.

    Thanks for another great escape! My students love reviewing concepts when I use these fantastic resources.

  85. Maria Luisa Garcia

    Loved this! My students were so engaged in the game and showing how much they’ve learned that it quickly has become a favorite activity for my class. I also was able to informally assess students acquired skills and needs. Thanks.

  86. Cortney Kemp

    My kiddos LOVED this!!!! It was so much fun and challenging!

  87. Kathryn W.

    Thank you

  88. Jessica H.

    My kiddos loved this! such a fun classroom activity. great directions too!

  89. Arianna T.

    I’m absolutely giddy to use this with my students! I already know they are going to have a blast!

  90. Allie N.

    Oh my goodness! My kids absolutely adored this fun way to review the skills we have been working on this year. They were begging to do another escape room before we had even finished this one! Thank you!

  91. Lizbeth W.

    Great! The students love it!

  92. Katharine J.

    super awesome!!

  93. Nathalie G.

    Awesome! Students loved it. Thank you 🙂

  94. The Teach that Taught

    Very cool!

  95. Michelle C.

    My kids LOVED the game but it was a LOT to set up. I had to have multiple parent volunteers help me make sets but I had them laminated for next year too.

  96. The Green Teacher

    Can’t wait to use this on a fun Friday!

  97. Cynthia S.

    My kids loved this. It was a great learning experience on how to work with others!

  98. Learning Something Every Day

    My students loved this! They had a lot of fun and stayed super engaged the whole time. Set up takes some time, but totally worth it.

  99. By the Beach in Second Grade

    Thank you!

  100. Buyer

    Great product!

  101. Buyer

    Fantastic resource, my students loved it!

  102. julie G.


  103. Little Sherbet Lemon

    Thank you so much. This is a great resource. Thank you for including very detailed instructions. Great fun while learning lots!

  104. Kristina O.

    The kids really enjoyed working on this!

  105. Katie N.

    I bought this hoping to use it this Halloween. However, my kiddos were not quite ready for this level of addition/subtraction at this time in the school year. I want to come back to this later this year to try it out! I’m excited and I think the kids will be excited. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  106. FanCactusFirsties

    Thank you for this fun and wonderful, rigorous resource! The students had a blast escaping the classroom — it was a great way for the students to celebrate Halloween while also reviewing rounding, addition, and subtraction.

  107. Katy Hughs

    My students loved this activity!

  108. Buyer

    So much fun!

  109. Megan P.

    I love all of these so much. I wish I had enough creativity to come up with this on my own.

  110. Kim N.

    We did this as a whole class and my students had a blast!

  111. Leslie H.

    This was a great resource! My third graders really enjoyed it!

  112. Ashley Z.

    My third graders loved this activity!! They were working together and had so much fun trying to solve the problems. Thank you for this wonderful resource!!

  113. Carole B.

    Such a fun activity!

  114. Julie D.

    My class loved this!

  115. Christine S.


  116. juli G.

    Great fun.

  117. Allison C.

    I LOVED THIS and so did my class! It was great review for my students and super engaging! My principal even came in to watch and enjoyed every second of it!

  118. Jill E.

    A fun way to review our math concepts.

  119. Jessica K.

    Soooo fun! My principal even came in to join in on the fun!

  120. Kelly S.

    My students loved this activity the week of Halloween and I loved the Math review. I will be looking for more!

  121. Lisa H.

    I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks great! Thank you!

  122. Tara P.

    So much fun to do these in the classroom!

  123. Buyer

    This is probably the most engaging activity I have ever gotten from TPT. I used it as a review for our math chapter. My kids LOVED it and I have never heard, “You made math fun!” as many times as I did during this activity. It is the end of November and the kids are still talking about it!

  124. Buyer

    My students had so much fun with this activity! It was the perfect addition to our math block for Halloween!

  125. Harli S.

    The kids loved this!

  126. Anita Rayburn

    This was a great unit. It was a little confusing to put together at first but well worth it! The kids thought it was the best day ever!!!!

  127. Jennifer M.

    My class had a blast with this! Thank you!

  128. Lauren H.

    This was so much fun and so easy to prepare! My kiddos loved the challenge!

  129. Relaxin’ at Recess

    Wonderful activity! My students LOVED it and really got into it!

  130. Easy Peasy Teaching – Monica Holford

    This was SO much fun!! Easy to follow and the kiddos LOVED it!

  131. Buyer

    What a FUN and engaging way to review! Thank you!

  132. Buyer

    My third graders had a lot of fun with this!

  133. Denise F.

    We had SOOOOO much fun with this. It was organized so wonderfully. Thank you so much!

  134. SeaDoor Resources and More

    OH…MY..GOSH!!! This was the most fun I’ve ever had with my students!!! I mean…..I started off running into the room and screaming about the zombies coming – the class was stunned!!! We had a BLAST going through the clues together!!! THANK YOU for making such fun resources!!!! (My class is still talking about this!!!!)

  135. Amanda F.


  136. Michelle B.

    It does take some prep work (which was no big deal) and the kids LOVED it! Thank you!

  137. Jeremy T.

    This is a great, challenging activity to do with the students. They are engaged and having fun!

  138. Leslie T.

    These Escape Room activities you have are great! My kids loved them!

  139. Melanie P.

    We did this activity on Halloween. My third graders really enjoyed it. They really got in to it and were bummed that they did not make it out in time. The most important thing is that they were able to work together and collaborate. They didn’t leave anyone behind.

  140. Courtney F.

    My kids loved it!

  141. Sarah B.


  142. Melissa P.

    My class had a great time with this on Halloween! I will definitely be purchasing more!

  143. Kelly Phibbs

    I LOVE these resources thank you! The kids are SO engaged, and I am love watching them work through the clues.

  144. Amy Cakes

    Love the idea!

  145. Erica Schmidt

    My kids loved it! Thanks so much!

  146. Katie B.

    This was such a great math lesson for Halloween! I had total engagement and the class had so much fun.

  147. Dawn J.

    My class enjoyed this…thanks!

  148. Tomeka W.

    I didn’t get to do it this year but I now have everything ready for next year and I’ve purchase the Thanksgiving theme so I’m excited!!! I will also purchase your Holidays Around the World Theme.

  149. Teach65inGeorgia

    My student loved it!

  150. Buyer

    great resource, my third graders love this!

  151. Brittney L.

    Wow! I used this to help my lower math group in 4th grade and they felt so confident and successful. I will be buying more products from this store. So colorful and well put together. My kids LOVED this challenge.

  152. M

    Awesome activity! Thank you 🙂

  153. Norah B.

    I was confused at first but once I figured it out it was so simple to put together. The kids LOVED the activity. I used this with a small group of gifted students and they are still talking about it.

  154. 3rdgradesacharmmostly

    My kids enjoyed this! We will definitely be doing more! My kids were engaged and excited! Perfection!

  155. The Sweet Teacher

    This was so much fun!

  156. Stephanie Yarboro

    My class loved doing this activity! Plan to purchase more in the future!

  157. The Irish Teacher

    My kids had so much fun doing this! So engaging!

  158. Giraffes in Third

    Easy to prep and set up. Instructions are very straight forward! Kids loved it!

  159. Stephanie B.

    This was amazing! My class loved it!!

  160. Carrie L.

    Did this on Halloween. My kids loved it! Very thorough and engaging.

  161. Maureen Beyt

    This was fantastic!! My kids were highly engaged and can’t wait to do another breakout box!

  162. Kim Carroll

    My class had so much fun with this! Perfect activity for Halloween!

  163. Julie C.

    Fun and engaging activity

  164. Bobbi T.

    My kids have never been more engaged in math then they were doing this! And we did it on Halloween, too. I will definitely be looking at more of your products. My question to you is, are the envelopes able to be used again for different topics? We are on a tight budget being a Title 1 school and I would love to be able to use more of these.

  165. Kayla R.

    can’t wait to use this!

  166. Erin W.

    The kids had a lot of fun!

  167. Sarah Y.

    There is a ton of prep work that goes into this activity but it was totally worth it! AWESOME ACTIVITY! The class loved it!

  168. Buyer

    Great activity!

  169. Regina O.

    Great directions help with all of the prep. Thank you

  170. Meryl E.

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

  171. Jenna D.

    This is fantastic! I put it all together last night and cannot wait to do it with my students today. Worth every penny! Thank you!

  172. Buyer

    Looks so cool! Can’t wait to try it!

  173. Sarah Z.

    Love it!! Just did this today for Halloween and it tied in perfectly with my third graders working on their rounding abilities. Thanks so much!

  174. Katie B.

    I can not wait to use this for Halloween with my students!

  175. Mary V.

    Excited to do this on Tuesday for a fun Halloween activity.

  176. April Terpilowski

    So excited to try this on Halloween!

  177. Alexandra Raderstorf

    Love this product! I can’t wait to use it with my kids. I’ve never done an escape room before, but your directions are very clear:)

  178. Tracy B.


  179. rachel C.

    kids absolutely loved this and I can’t wait to by more

  180. Andrea Mason

    A great product for the price. I haven’t used this product yet; but am looking forward to using it in the future. Thank you!

  181. Anna M.

    My students LOVED this! It was so much fun and a great review of what we have been learning.

  182. Abby Gerike

    My students absolutely loved this! I see more purchases in my future…

  183. Michelle F.

    I can’t wait to use this with my kids!

  184. Scheana Eller

    The kids absolutely love this. Everyone is engaged and showing off their math skills.

  185. Alysha Bo

    MY KIDS LOVED THIS!! so fun and interactive. It did take my students two days to finish, but regardless they had the times of their life and they keep asking about the zombies… don’t have the heart to tell them they aren’t real….

  186. Kristy S.

    I’m so excited to try this!!

  187. Mackenzie Burrous

    Love this! Found it just in time for Halloween!

  188. Rachel D.

    I have used escape the classroom themed activities before and I am very excited to try this one!

  189. Samantha Burch

    My students love these activities! I am so excited to use this one for Halloween!

  190. David Gutierrez

    Thank you! My students loved it!

  191. Kelcey H.

    This was awesome! my kids loved it!

  192. Meredith Hamm

    My kids will love

  193. Nkaohnou M.

    This looks so fun! I will definitely use it on Halloween this year! Yay!

  194. Jennifer D.


  195. Buyer

    Cannot wait to use this!!

  196. Buyer

    Cannot wait until tomorrow to do this in my class!!! I love everything about this.

  197. Sidney L.

    Super fun!

  198. Miracle Thurston

    love this for my third graders!

  199. Sarah T.

    I don’t know if there’s enough space to tell you how much fun this was for my students and me!! I LOVE escape the room games and was so excited to find this product. This was a great activity for my 3rd Graders. We used it as a review for our end of unit test this week and they were completely engaged the whole time! I decorated our hallway since we are departmentalized and everyone was participating so it was really an event for us. The students have already requested to do this again and I will definitely be purchasing other products. It was easy to set up and so helpful that you provided the black and white versions to save ink. The value of this product is amazing. Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this. You rock! 🙂

  200. Deanne Caldwell

    I am so excited about this…. I am going to save this one for mid October, but may have to buy some of the other ones. I think my class will love this!!

  201. Tammy Gilbert

    I can’t wait to use this in my class…so excited!

  202. Christy N.

    Cool resource! Thanks!

  203. Frances M.

    Thank you looks like fun!

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