Team Building Escape Room:
The Team Building Escape Room will take students on a “treasure hunt” around the classroom! This Team Building Escape Room has students decode fun puzzles using teamwork and critical thinking while trying to beat the clock. This is the perfect resource for back to school activities, team building, end of year, ice breakers or any time! This team activity can be used in any subject and multiple grade levels! The Team Building Escape Room has students walking around the classroom solving puzzles. Students come up with a team name (directions included) and embark on a journey to find the gold.
The puzzles include:
Puzzle 1: Cryptogram of Nursery Rhyme
Puzzle 2: Word Maze about Teamwork
Puzzle 3: Visual Puzzle
Puzzle 4: Lock Math Problem (basic math- they will need to find 1/3 of 9)
Puzzle 5: Rebus Name that Song
Puzzle 6: Logic Puzzle
Also included are team building teacher prompts to start a conversation about their teamwork.
Students fill in their answers on the treasure map to reach the gold before time runs out. Not all teams will make it to the end. Do your students have what it takes to solve the puzzles in time?
Each puzzle is different and requires logic, reason and critical thinking. There are six puzzles for each team to decode. You choose what works best for you. You could do groups of up to six. Some puzzles are easier than others. The use of codes and puzzles will keep your students engaged while competing to find the gold. Students will report the final treasure map of answers to you. No props needed!! The only prep is cutting out group cards and hanging six puzzles No other materials are needed. Team grouping cards are included for easy team assignments. You can use the “Group Cards” to group students as they walk in the door. For example each student that receives a shark card will be in a group. The students that receive the pirate cards will be in a group and so on.
Students practice hands-on, practical problem solving skills all while working within their group. Your students will be inspired to think outside the box!
The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult puzzles. It’s OK if they don’t escape! The whole goal is teamwork!
As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end.
*Disclaimer: There is no final 4 digit code in this activity. If you have purchased some of my other escape rooms, this one is unique and different!
The Happy Pi Day Collaborative Block Poster can be used as a fun teambuilding math activity to celebrate Pi Day. Students work together to piece their Pi Day “block” with their classmates. The result is a beautiful, fun, one of a kind pop-art to hang in the hall. “Happy Pi Day” is a fun way to encourage math in your classroom. Sometimes students need a break from math. This activity could be used with a sub, after state testing or any time.
You can use the Happy Pi Day Block Poster as a bulletin board display, hang on the classroom wall, classroom door, hallway, school entrance, library, gym or any place you see fit. This poster will pop and students and teachers will stop to admire your work!
This is the perfect activity to promote the never ending Pi! I like to play music in the background while they are working and coloring. The Happy Pi Day poster is designed so that each student colors their own block/piece of the poster. When everyone is done, they have to work as a team to put the block poster puzzle back together. Each poster has an abstract background to make your poster “pop”. In this case, the background is the ongoing number of Pi. Collectively, your students CHOOSE the colors as a team!
Students will need color pencils, markers or crayons, tape and scissors. This activity is great because they can put a personal art twist on their own block. The included teacher and student directions are very simple to follow. The possibilities are endless with this activity! My favorite part is watching the kids work as a team to try to piece it back together.
This is GREAT for community building and teamwork! Teachers should create a classroom that supports persistence, effort and even mistakes. Hanging the Happy Pi Day Poster is the perfect reminder for students.
How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you. Each student colors one “block” or section of a large poster. This product includes 25 “blocks” or pages to color. I do understand that some of you will have less than twenty five students, as do I. There are ALWAYS students that finish early that are eager to color a second page. I also like to sit down with my students and color a “block”. Print the file ONE time for each class on 8.5x11 paper!
•25 different blocks to color (1 per student)
The final poster size is around 30”x 34”