St. Patrick’s Day Escape Room Activity
The gives students a chance to get out of their seats, read passages and solve clues! This escape room activity covers the following topics: Saint Patrick’s Day traditions and fun St. Patrick’s Day statistics.
Great cross-curricular activity to incorporate Language Arts skills with informational, non-fiction text! No prior knowledge is needed. I prefer to use this as an introduction activity but it could be used for review of a unit as well. Just print and go with this NO PREP activity! Each code will reveal interesting facts about the topic.
✅ Four half page reading passages
✅ Four decoders
✅ Questions for each passage (multiple choice, fill in the blank and true/false)
✅ Teacher directions
✅ Answer key
✅ Student directions
✅ Hint cards
✅ How to decode puzzles
✅ How to save time if the activity is taking too long
✅ Words to know: A glossary of terms
✅ Early Finisher Activity: Text marking
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✔️ Reading Comprehension
✔️ Critical Thinking
✔️ Peer Collaboration
✔️ Problem Solving
Benefits of Use:
✏️ No Prep
✏️ Print and Go
✏️ Highly Engaging
✏️ No Locks Needed
✏️ No silly envelopes to stuff
✏️ No fancy shapes to cut out
Give students a chance to decode puzzles, move around the room, and read passages, all while actively learning! Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race against the clock. A friendly competition always increases engagement.
✔️ Morse Code
✔️ PigPen Cipher
✔️ Polybius Square
Options for Use:
✏️ Anticipatory Sets
✏️ Unit Review
✏️ Early Finishers
✏️ Gallery Walk
✏️ Sub Plans
An answer key and easy to follow teacher directions are provided.
Time needed: 45-60 minutes (it really all depends on your students reading skills and puzzle decoding skills)
You can decide how much time your students have to complete the activity. Maybe some students don’t finish, but that’s OK! They still learned something new! I often stop once the first three students solve all the clues. Time management strategies are included.