A Winter Reading Escape Room about Penguins

Have you ever wondered how penguins live their day-to-day life? How about adding some twists to your reading activity? In this captivating winter reading escape room, prepare to be transported into the untold stories of these remarkable birds as you unravel their mysteries and unlock their secrets. 

How to play:

  1. Students read the informational text about penguins. The passage contains over 500 words, so I suggest you ask them to find a partner, or you can let them work alone.
  2. Scatter the task cards (there are 16 multiple-choice questions) around the classroom. You can even hide it under the table and chairs to add some fun to the reading escape room!
  3. Find the task cards and answer the multiple-choice questions. But wait, there's more! They decipher their answers using a decoder to reveal the final code at the end. They also "earn" the penguin's four favorite meals - shrimp, squid, krill, and fish.

There are four decoders that students will use to unlock the code. You can hang the task cards next to them or scatter everything in the room. Your students might struggle when they see the code, and that's okay. It's part of the game. Adding a timer always increases engagement, so you can also add that to this activity. 30 to 45 minutes may be enough.

Benefits of a Reading Escape Room Activity:

Engaging elementary students in learning about penguins through a reading escape room adds an element of excitement and interactivity, offering several benefits:
  1. Promotes Reading Comprehension: By integrating penguin-related content into the escape room scenario, students can actively apply their reading skills to unlock clues and progress through the game.
  2. Fosters Critical Thinking: Escape rooms require students to think critically, analyze information, and make connections between different pieces of content. Incorporating this escape room prompts students to use their critical thinking skills and reinforce their ability to solve problems.
  3. Encourages Teamwork and Collaboration: Learning about penguins through this format promotes teamwork as students collaborate to decipher clues and complete tasks, fostering a sense of community in the classroom.

Take advantage of this winter reading escape room in the classroom and watch as your students go bananas as they unlock the code!

What kind of reading escape room do you want to see next?

Talk soon.

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