Escape Room – 30 Minute Mysteries for the Classroom
by Nancy Polette
Who Stole Cinderella’s Slipper:
Cinderella’s slipper, found by the prince, has been stolen. A wicked witch has seen the slipper in her glass ball and is on her way to destroy it. Your team has arrived at the prince’s palace but find yourselves trapped within the palace walls. The locked gates will not open. You must escape and find the slipper before the witch destroys it.
- Use problem solving and critical thinking skills using key details
- Recognize and produce rhyming words
- Identify real life connections
- Participate in shared research using the atlas
These new Escape Room Mysteries are sweeping the nation!
Great for the entire class to work together to solve the clues or for smaller groups to solve individual clues. Each packet contains the objectives, clues, instructions on organizing the class, and preparing the room. There are no locks for the teacher to set or the students to open. Set-up time for the teacher is usually less than 15 minutes and the mystery can be solved within 30 to 45 minutes.
No cell phones or computers are allowed to be used. The students must research the clues the “old-fashioned” way.