Winter digital escape rooms are something exciting to add to your lesson plans during the cold winter months.
Sometimes teaching in winter can be a challenge. It’s cold outside, the students either want to be out in the snow or want nothing to do with it, and you never know when treacherous roads or a white-out snowfall will end up keeping students or teachers (or both!) home.
This is where digital escape rooms come in. Not only are they always a hit with students, but they provide a challenge, they are a lot of fun, and – as they are completely digital – they can be done in school (independently or as a team) or from home, only requiring internet access to complete.
In this winter-themed “hot chocolate disaster” digital escape room, students are given a series of challenges to “escape” a situation. In this case, it includes accidentally getting locked in the cafeteria storage closet, as well as many more exciting and fun challenges. Students must use the clues to help them “escape” from their situation.
Note: These challenges are all online and computer-based; no students are locked in any spaces. It is just part of the storyline of the digital escape room.
If you are looking for an engaging activity to do with your middle school students, try this Winter Digital Escape Room.
Winter Digital Escape Room
This winter digital escape room provides students with the opportunity to work independently or with their peers to solve 10 hot chocolate-themed challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to escape the cafeteria supply closet they accidentally got locked in.
This is NOT Christmas-themed. All clues are about hot chocolate and its ingredients.
This is a perfect activity to help build community and engage students in social-emotional learning for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This digital escape room should take your students about 30 – 60 minutes to complete from start to finish. Times will vary depending on the students.
Once this escape room is purchased, the teacher will get access to a Google Form link that is 100% editable and customizable for your classroom needs.
No prep is required from the teacher or students – all that is needed is a teacher’s Google Drive account. Students can use Google Forms without having a Google account. To learn more about how students can use this digital escape room without a Google Drive account click here.
- Digital Escape Room with 10 Challenges (“locks”)
- Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
- Answer Key
- Student Instructions
- Reflection Questions
- “My students loved having a fun break from our normal lesson. Most of them didn’t even realize that they were learning. I consider it a win for the two days before winter break.”
- “Students loved participating in this activity and are begging for more. Every single student was engaged and enjoyed solving the puzzles.”
Additional Digital Escape Rooms
- Winter Sports Digital Escape Room
- Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room – 2 Peas and a Dog
- Digital Escape Room Mega Bundle