If you are looking for a Math Christmas for Middle and High School based team-building activity to keep your students engaged during the last few days (or week) leading up to Christmas, then this MATHS ESCAPE ROOM is for you! There are seven Christmas inspired – subject themed (trivia) challenges included in this file. Students will complete a variety of tasks using different skills including: problem-solving, critical thinking, reading comprehension, literacy challenges and some clever deduction.
The puzzles, bonus questions and challenges are a fun way to assess a topic or subject area. This resource covers a variety of different elements including: vocabulary, key terms. key themes, general subject knowledge, literacy and much more…
Escape Room is fully editable and are easy to set up – Just follow our step by step teacher instructions.
The Escape room lasts just under an hour depending on how quick students can solve each puzzle! If a team finishes early don’t worry we have built in another hidden challenge for them.
Students will start in the Snowfield and solve puzzles along the way through 7 different rooms (Snow field, Scarf, Top Hat, Forest, Carrot and Coal, Wrap A present & a final secret Location) As they solve each Christmas themed puzzle they will collect 1 Piece of the Snowman Puzzle and have to solve the Christmas Cypher.
**Christmas Math Escape Room Contents**
☞Interactive Tracker PowerPoint – Keeps the competitive nature on display
☞ Escape Room Keys (Six Sets for up to Six Teams) Print two copies for up to 12 teams
☞ Escape Room Puzzles (7 Rooms = 7 Different styles of Puzzles)
☞ Teacher Answer Sheet – We do the hard work for you!
☞ Teacher instructions to run the escape
☞ Successful Escape Certificates for those that complete the entire challenge (There is a difficult bonus escape for any quick finishing teams 🙂
☞ The **7 Rooms** each have subject specific Puzzles that have been adapted to suit the topic of this Escape Room and are suitable for a variety of students.
☞ A fun, five-minute ★introductory video★ has been included, which will help to set the scene before the escape room is to begin! The video outlines the plot of each escape and provides alternate endings… To access this just subscribe to the Cre8tive Resources free YouTube Channel and search ‘Christmas Escape Room’
The Escape Puzzles & Challenges
Challenge Escape #1 The Scarf – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to unscramble a series of words that have been mixed up into alternating pairs of letters
Challenge Escape #2 The Snowfield – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to match up the correct pairs of information to find the one piece that is an imposter and report this to the teacher
Challenge Escape #3 The Forest – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to cut up all the jigsaw pieces and re-assemble the snowman’s arms using the key terms provided and spot the extra piece that should not be there
Challenge Escape #4 The Top Hat – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to draw a successful path through the word maze and navigate several traps
Challenge Escape #5 Carrots and Coal – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to match up the key terms (Coal) with the correct definitions (Carrots) and find the extra three terms
Challenge Escape #6 Wrap a Present – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to solve a Rubix cube challenge reassembling 12 items into the correct sides.
Challenge Escape #7 In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to work their way down the Christmas tree collecting presents and completing up to 15 quick questions and cycling through the store to fill their shopping baskets.
Each Escape Puzzle will also include two bonus questions – The tie breaker will be the team with the most bonus questions right.
★Group sizes: 3-5 students per team (This can also be completed as an individual and/or pair activity)
★Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes (Provide hints along the way if time is a factor!)
★Materials: Aside from the materials that you would already have in your classroom (pencils, pens, 6 pairs of scissors), no additional resources are needed!
These escape room-style games were created as a print-and-go resource.