Love classroom escape rooms or break outs? Are you looking for a more engaging was to practice the 4th grade math standards during test prep time? Escape rooms are the most fun way to review the standards while encouraging team work, critical thinking, and problem solving! In this classroom escape, students will compete as teams to escape Emoji Island!
This team escape challenge is great for teams of 4-6 students, up to 8 teams. The best thing is, you don't have to prepare envelopes for every single team. This activity was created to be much easier to prep than the traditional class escape challenge. You will use far less paper and far fewer envelopes than other challenges.
1 brass fastener for each group
5 large manila folders (total)
1 letter envelope (total)
Copies of this resource
You and your classmates were headed on a field trip when your boat capsized on what seemed to be a deserted island. The adults were nowhere to be found! It wasn’t long before you and your classmates realized that this wasn’t a deserted island. Its inhabitants were emojis – and their leader was not a friendly guy! That brings us to now: You and your classmates are about to embark on a race to solve the puzzles and clues that the emojis throw at you. Only one team will make it off of Emoji Island. Will it be yours?
Estimated time for this escape: 60-90 minutes.
During this game, students will practice:
I also provide something very important for a group review game: individual student booklets to keep ALL students accountable. These are called escape logs in the game.
I've even provided a way to prevent one student from doing all of the work. Directions and special cards are included in the game to help manage it so that all students are competing equal work and successfully working together!
Don't bore your students with worksheets for test prep - let them ESCAPE EMOJI ISLAND!