teaching resource

# Holiday Code Cracker: KS1 Whole Class Christmas Game

• Updated:  15 Nov 2023

Crack the code and open combination locks with this whole class, holiday-themed game that includes a collection of 6 activities that pupils must solve.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  1 - 2

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teaching resource

# Holiday Code Cracker: KS1 Whole Class Christmas Game

• Updated:  15 Nov 2023

Crack the code and open combination locks with this whole class, holiday-themed game that includes a collection of 6 activities that pupils must solve.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  1 - 2

Crack the code and open combination locks with this whole class, holiday-themed game that includes a collection of 6 activities that pupils must solve.

## Escape the Christmas Blues with an Escape Room Activity

Begin the holiday festivities with a bang in your classroom with the Holiday Code Cracker! Pupils need to use knowledge and communication skills they have acquired this year to work together on six tasks to reveal six numbers to crack a lock combination. The groups are then presented a final riddle to help them arrange their code in the right order to help them succeed in their mission. These activities include students to think about ideas that involve numeracy, geography, comprehension and vocabulary.

Put the Buzz! into your class by getting a six-digit lock or two, three-digit locks and a lockable box to hide a reward or message for students to compete for.

Run this activity as a timed rotation system for six groups on six activities or create it as a race to the finish. As previously seen with Teach Starter’s Marvin Measurement’s Treasure Box,  Christmas Code Cracker and the Let’s Cooperate Code Cracker resources, students love working together on the variety of small group tasks, where students need to communicate and cooperate together to help each other succeed.

This resource downloads as one large PDF that includes teacher instructions, activity answers, activity templates, task cards and resources needed for this activity.

Activities include:

• Season’s Greetings Introductory Riddle
• Holiday Tree Wheel
• Rudolph’s Present Predicament
• Trifle Tower
• Cryptic Chatterbox
• Holiday Treasure Hunt
• Party Light Chaos
• Final Holiday Hooray Riddle.