This Valentine’s Day Escape Game Digital + Print Game provides instant engagement for in-person instruction via SmartBoard or virtually for Distance Learning! This could be done with the whole group, or in small groups as a race. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this escape game to review skills and make learning fun for students in grades PreK – 1st grade.
Children earn puzzle pieces as they work in teams, whole group, or individually to complete each challenge! The first one to complete the mystery puzzle wins!
To see a video preview of this resource, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IKJ8JgekYFH_sMzNsp8PS9FPosPvFd9l/view
9 Challenges included with Digital + Printable options:
- Cupcake Challenge: Order the numbers from least to greatest
- Love Bug Challenge: Unscramble the words to make a sentence
- Donut Challenge: Sort syllables (1, 2, 3, and 4 syllable words with pictures)
- Latte Challenge: Beginning sounds CVC mystery words
- Red Roses Challenge: Reveal the subtraction equation
- Love Stamp Challenge: Unscramble sight words (you, here, and)
- Valentine Challenge: Measure with nonstandard units (measure each item with hearts)
- Mailbox Challenge: Finish the patterns
- Chocolate Challenge: Unscramble numbers puzzle (counting by 5’s from 5 to 55)
- Differentiated challenges fully editable:
- Red Roses Challenge: Click and edit numbers to create your own equations
- Love Stamp Challenge: Click and edit sight words
How to Use:
As a virtual kindergarten teacher this year, I like to use digital escape games by dividing my students into small teams of 4 – 5 per team during a live zoom call (or Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.) and use breakout rooms. I screen share each challenge, and then each team is in charge of working together to solve each challenge at their own pace. I check in with each group until we can go back and check the answer together.
(Note: You cannot share your screen in individual break out rooms, so you will need to share your screen whole group, then let students enter break out rooms in small groups.)
Depending on the platform you use, you could also share this via Google Classroom, or each individual student to use on their own. In the classroom, each group could use a device, or you could display each challenge on the SmartBoard.
The first team to successfully complete all the challenges wins the game!
Note: The movable pieces will NOT work in the present mode. Directions / Answer Key included on each slide in the Presenter Notes.
If you have any questions, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy teaching! 🙂