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Thanksgiving Escape Room - Escape the Oven!

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 4

Help Urkey the Thanksgiving turkey escape the clutches of the terrible chef who wants to cook him with a fun Thanksgiving Escape Game.

Save the Turkey! Thanksgiving Game & Escape Room Activity

Oh no! Urkey the Turkey is trapped in the kitchen. The chef has him on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner. Help Urkey escape the kitchen before the chef returns, and save him from becoming the main dish!

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This escape room makes for an ideal rainy-day activity, a fun Thanksgiving activity, and even a review of vowel sounds, spelling rules, and sentence structure. Divide students into pairs or teams and provide each with a guidebook and a copy of the Google Slides file. Each guidebook contains challenges that reveal numbers, symbols, and codes to help your students determine the correct location of the key to unlock the kitchen door.

Whatever the reason you incorporate it in your lesson, students will use teamwork and problem-solving skills to develop their vocabulary and language

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Scaffold the activity for your students by

  • Reading the introduction and discussing the mission before beginning.
  • Put students in teams of 3-4 students, ensuring that you have a stronger reader in the mix to assist with reading.
  • Allow students to use an anchor chart as a reference during the game.

Easily Prepare Fun Thanksgiving Activities

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download both files. You will find the printable PDF guidebook and the Google Slides Interactive Escape Game.

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This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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