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Christmas Escapes

Oh, how we love the month of December! And it’s a perfect time for a Christmas Escape event! The first time we tried an escape room the students were hooked and when I started creating these events for holidays I was hooked.

The engagement is high because students love the escapes and the competition. And we are secretly practicing skills with every Christmas Escape!

Christmas Escape Rooms are a great way to keep students engaged at a busy time of year! Three different escapes are featured in this post.

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Three Versions of a Christmas Escape!

I have three different escapes for December. Each has fun components and a different level of prep.

Escape for Christmas- a locked box event that includes puzzles to solve to unlock each box!

The Christmas Escape

This is a typical escape room with locks and boxes to open.

Students complete three tasks to find the lock code numbers for three boxes.

They will solve math problems, track a path through a maze, and complete a word search puzzle that reveals a code word.

Best news about this one is that it includes a STEM Challenge.

The STEM challenge is to build a sleigh that will carry toys down a zip line. This is a STEM Quick Challenge that can be set up and used in a short amount of time. 

Yes, a zip line! This is such a fun STEM Challenge- all kids love zip lines!

Escape the North Pole- a paper/pencil escape room with a minimum of prep! Just copy and go!

Escape the North Pole

This Christmas Escape has students completing 4 tasks. Each task will lead to an answer- either a number or words. When students show the answer to you, they have “unlocked that task” and will be awarded a “cookie'” The paper cookies are included in this resource. After getting through the last task the team has escaped the North Pole.

Best news about this Christmas Escape is the low prep- just make copies- no boxes or locks!

Escape Santa's Toy Shop- a digital breakout with no copies to make, no locks, no boxes.

Escape Santa’s Toy Shop

In this Christmas Escape students will tackle four tasks in a Google Slides presentation. Each task focuses on a different skill.

This includes a logic puzzle, multiplication word problems, figurative language, and irregular verbs.

When they have solved the four puzzles, they use the lock codes and click through to the Unlock page in Google Forms. If they have the correct codes, they will Escape Santa’s Toy Shop!

The best news about this Christmas Escape is that it is all digital! No copies to make, no laminating, just add to Google Classroom and go!

So, if this busy upcoming month has you worried, just click on any of the images and get more details about these three fabulous Christmas Escape events!

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Christmas Escape Rooms are a great way to keep students engaged at a busy time of year! Three different escapes are featured in this post.