St. Patrick’s Day History Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room

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St. Patrick’s Day History Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room


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St. Patrick’s Day History Reading Comprehension and Puzzle Escape Room

The History of Saint Patrick’s Day Reading and Puzzle Escape gives students a chance to decode puzzles and read passages, all while actively learning! This reading and puzzle activity covers the following topics: St. Patrick’s Day history, traditions and celebrations. Students will practice reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as they rotate around the room solving puzzles.

Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race to complete 6 puzzles. A friendly competition always increases engagement. Students will use reading comprehension skills to complete the 6 short passages, 12 multiple choice questions and 6 puzzle phrases.

You do NOT need a lock! You do NOT need fancy envelopes! You do NOT have to cut out puzzle pieces! This product is meant to make your life easy! This is a NO PREP, print & go escape room style activity!

This activity can be used for individual work, partner activities, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, extension activities, early-finishers, gallery walk, stations, or just for fun the day before break. No prior knowledge is needed.

What’s Included?

✅ 6 Half page reading passages

✅ 6 Puzzle decoders and puzzle phrases

✅ 12 Multiple choice questions

✅ Teacher directions

✅ Answer key

✅ Student directions

✅ Hint cards

If you are familiar with Think Tank Escape Rooms, you’ll love these! Many teachers have requested new escape rooms but with a different set of puzzles. I’m excited to announce that your wish has been granted!

How are these different than the original Think Tank Escape Rooms?

✅New leveled reading passages (same relevant information)

✅4 of 6 NEW puzzles and decoders!

✅Less paper and ink!

Types of Puzzles

✅ Cryptogram

✅ Qwerty

✅ Atbash

✅ Text Message

✅ Pigpen

✅ Polybius

In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, these escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end!


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Hey there, I’m Lisa! I’m a curriculum developer, educator, blogger, restless dreamer, and world traveler. I’m also a side-hustling teacher with big dreams! My mission is to help busy teacher mamas go from anxious to confident, and from unnoticed to unstoppable. I love creating one-of-a-kind learning activities for reluctant learners. I truly believe the key to motivated students is challenging, interactive activities with a twist of fun!