Oh no! The Mouse King has taken Clara and the Nutcracker. Can your students be the heroes who will help them escape?
In this fun, digital or physical twist on the popular group activity, students will work individually or in teams to crack codes and solve puzzles using their musical understandings.
This escape room can be used in ways!
- Students search the Google Slides “rooms” for clues, which lead them to the puzzles (a little more technology-involved; takes longer to complete);
- Students progress through a Google Form in order to solve the puzzles (less technology-involved; takes a little less time to complete);
- Physically, using hints hidden around a real-life room.
No additional purchases are necessary to use this escape room! Don’t worry about buying UV lights, glow-in-the-dark markers, or other oddities – all of the clues can be easily disguised within a typical classroom, whether it be a music room or whether you are on a cart.
By using a Google Form to submit answers, you can easily record the exact time at which each group finishes. If you don’t want to use the Google Form, students can also write down their answers and check them with you.
Students should be familiar with the following concepts:
- Reading treble clef notes (no ledger lines required)
- Basic rhythm reading (eighth notes, quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, whole notes)
- Generic, basic musical terms like “tempo”, “composer”, “forte”, and “piano”
This set includes:
- Instructions for set-up of each version
- Brag tags and posters for students to show off their escape!
- Tips and tricks for running an escape room
- Google Slides version of the escape room with coordinating Google Form, student files, and teacher files
- Google Form-only version of the escape room with student and teacher files
- PDF files for the physical version