Escape rooms are a super fun and engaging way for students to practice academic skills! The Great Turkey Escape is a low-prep, Thanksgiving-themed escape designed for 4th grade (or 5th grade review).
Start by reading a fun storyline that sends your students to the farm to help poor turkey who wants to escape. The Thanksgiving meal is only a few days away and the only way for him to save himself is by solving puzzles to open various lock throughout the farm.
Each lock has its own task. These include:
Solving multi-digit multiplication and division problems
Reading informational text and answering text-based questions
Writing improper fractions, mixed numbers, and equivalent fractions
Identifying adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs
There are 5 locks. Completing a task correctly will reveal a code to open the lock. Students enter the code on a special webpage (Google Forms). If the code is correct, they advance to the next task. If not, try again!
Everything is included to set up your escape room:
If you prefer not to use the webpage option or don’t have devices for your students, alternate directions are included.
This activity is very easy to implement. There aren’t a bunch of pieces to put together and organize. It allows you to give your students academic tasks wrapped together in holiday-themed activity without a lot of teacher prep.