Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? No, I don’t mean an escape room like the ten extra minutes you stay in the bathroom when your kids are yelling, “Mom!”, “Mom!”, “Mom!” These are real tips for creating escape rooms for teaching in your homeschool. Still confused? No worries, I will explain.
My older sister took my daughter to an “escape room” for her 21st birthday in New York. This is a new phenomenon popping out all over the globe. An escape room is where a handful of friends (usually 5-6) are locked in a room (or two), and using clues, they work together to solve assigned puzzles in order to escape the room – all within an hour!
How exciting right!? It sounds super fun and there are all types of escape rooms, with millions of themes anywhere from Indiana Jones to Forests and everything in between.
Now back to homeschool. One way some parents are grabbing (and keeping) the attention of their kids (especially for larger homeschooling families) is integrating escape rooms into their learning.
Using escape rooms can really motivate kids to critically think about situations, spark a little healthy competition, and engage unmotivated kids in your homeschool. Your kids will enjoy the fun and will appreciate that the escape rooms can be adjusted for every grade and ability level.
Here are some of the supplies you will need for the escape room kit for your homeschool:
4 Digit Lock
3 Digit Lock
LED Flashlight (try invisible ink clues)
Small Lock Box
Large Lock Box
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!