Thursday, June 11, 2020

Summer Fun With a Digital Escape Room


Kids love playing escape room games. So do I! This digital escape room is a great way to wrap up the school year or use it on some of those rainy days. 

Breaking Into Summer is an escape room loaded with puzzles for students to celebrate heading into summer in an engaging, and interactive way. Students must solve 6 clues to unlock the codes that will help them 'break into summer'. 


How does it work?
Students begin on a webpage with the scenario. They follow the directions given in the underlined letters. They are then taken to the digital escape room. Students click the start button for the first lock and the first clue. There are six clues and locks in all.

Clues include

  • solve a maze and use the letters for a code word
  • find the hidden words for a code word
  • solve a jigsaw puzzle for a secret number code
  • total the Scrabble tiles for a number code
  • play a memory game for a scrambled sentence code
  • watch the blinking lights for a sentence code

Check out this video for a preview:



This escape room should take your students approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on student ability levels. A time limit may be given, but this can cause stress so determine what is best for your class. Some of the benefits of kids using these in teams are:

  • Develops teamwork and collaboration
  • Builds critical thinking skills
  • Promotes problem-solving skills
  • Promotes communication
  • Paperless and No Prep
  • Reinforces concepts
  • Engaging and fun!

Click here to get started breaking into summer!




Monday, June 8, 2020

Using Google Slides to Make an Awesome Memory Book

Hi friends,

If you are still in school, I know you have to be thinking this is the longest year of your life. However, this crazy school year is about to finally come to a close. I'm so proud of all you teachers out there! I have heard all sorts of amazing stories about what teachers have done for their kids and it makes me smile. Just a little longer and you can breathe a little easier.

Every year, I love making yearbooks with my kids. So I decided I would make one for use with Google Slides. It's a lot of fun and I've even included a video for the kids to help them learn to insert pictures, edit them, and play around with the slides.







Check out this short video to give you an idea of what is included with this memory book.


If you would like one of these awesome memory books to use with your kids, just click here or click the pic.

Oh, and by the way, when you download this resource you will need to give TpT permission to drop it into your Google Drive. It does NOT give them permission for anything else!

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer. Stay safe and be well!