A whole class, holiday-themed game where students work together to find a secret code.
Our Holiday Code Cracker game is perfect for the Christmas season! Students work together on six tasks to reveal a set of numerals. The groups are then presented a final riddle to help them arrange their numerals in the right order. Students will use math, reading, and logic skills to crack the code!
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 your students.
This activity works well in a timed rotation or as a race to the finish!
You can print the entire activity pack on letter size, however we recommend printing the stimulus posters on tabloid paper. We have added a separate download that includes only the posters in tabloid size.
- Holiday Hooray Poem
- Christmas Tree Wheel
- Rudolph’s Present Predicament
- Trifle Tower
- Cryptic Chatterbox
- Vacation Treasure Hunt
- Party Light Chaos
- Final Riddle
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
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