The Thanksgiving Breakout Puzzle Stations are sure to be a hit with your students! Students will move around the classroom visiting six stations and answering 18 fill in the blank questions. Learn some fun facts about Thanksgiving traditions around the world!
Each puzzle station has its own decoder and three questions per puzzle. Hint cards are included in case you need them. This is a great front-loading activity that allows students to get some facts while previewing key vocabulary words, people, places or events that you will teach throughout your unit.
No prior knowledge needed. Students learn as they decode! Just a fun way to gather some quick facts about the topic.
Students will work individually (or in pairs) and race to see who can solve the puzzles and breakout first! A friendly competition always increases engagement.
Each answer will be decoded and recorded on a student answer sheet. The final answer will be a word that needs unscrambled. The early finisher activity is a word search puzzle. Each answer that is decoded will be found in the word search.
This activity can be used for individual work, partner activities, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, extension activities, early-finishers, or just for fun the day before break.
Super Easy Prep! All you have to do is hang the 6 decoder pages!
✔️ Student Recording Sheet
✔️ Early Finisher Activity
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