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Scavenger Hunts and Escape Rooms – Easy Prep Activities


It’s all about easy prep! Scavenger Hunts and Escape rooms that need only printing and handing out! Fascinating topics, nonfiction reading, a few math skills, and high engagement! perfect!

These easy prep activities are fun and full of learning. My scavenger hunts involve reading and rereading. Students search for answers and race around to complete their tasks.

My no-locks escape rooms are enjoyed so much by teachers and students. Easy prep again-with just making copies. I have escapes that feature math, puzzles, and nonfiction reading!

If you are looking for easy prep activities to keep students engaged with projects that feature reading and math- this post will share many resources! These are already designed for you! Just print and go! Scavenger Hunts, No Locks Escape Rooms, and more!

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Let’s Talk About Easy Prep!

One popular thing I have noticed with resources we purchase is the title ‘No Prep’. Now, think about it. This does not really happen in a classroom!

So, let’s just call it ‘Easy Prep’! My easy prep activities are exactly what the title proclaims. It’s easy.

What is involved?

  • Decide what pages you need
  • Print the pages
  • Make copies for students
  • Cut a few things apart
  • Enjoy!

Now, that is EASY PREP!

My easy prep activities included No Locks Breakouts and Scavenger Hunts!

Escape the Arctic – A No Locks Reading Breakout

This fabulous paper/pencil breakout features Animals of the Arctic and tasks that will keep your students reading and re-reading to escape. This Escape is the ultimate breakout and it's easy prep!

Students read a passage that gives information about 5 Arctic animals.

Then they complete 4 challenge sheets. Each sheet features questions that are answered by revisiting the reading passage. Yes! They read and reread and learn!

Students use clues from the questions to find a code number.

When they have a 4-digit code they have escaped! You will love the prep- it’s just printing copies. YOu will also love the reading skills students must practice to complete the breakout.

Escape the Library

If you are ready to try a classroom Escape or Breakout you are going to love this Escape the Library resource! The prep for the events with NO LOCKS is minimal- just making copies. No locks or boxes!

In this breakout, students complete 4 task sheets. Each one focuses on a specific book students may have read. The questions refer to events or characters from the book!

It’s a perfect combination of puzzles and reading information!

As with all of my resources, I include a detailed teacher’s guide to help you make choices and get started as easily as possible!

Escape the Blizzard

This Winter Escape Room includes math, categorizing topics, and deciphering a secret code. Students don’t even realize they are practicing these skills! Best of all, this is a paper/pencil escape room! Students complete tasks to earn a method of ‘escaping’. The prep for the events with NO LOCKS is minimal- just making copies. No locks or boxes!

In this no-locks breakout students complete 4 task sheets and earn a snowflake for each completed page.

Collect 4 snowflakes and you have escaped.

Notice the award certificates in the photo! All of my escapes include a certificate you can copy for students.

Again, easy prep includes providing black/white versions of all pages. I always do!

Escape the Candy Factory

Escape the Candy Factory – a no locks breakout. This math-based Escape Room is perfect for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and problem-solving.

We love this one! In this breakout, students complete math tasks to escape. They collect punches on the Candy Factory ticket as they complete each task successfully.

TIP: When you complete activities like this one use different colors of paper for each task.

This helps with staying organized! It’s so easy to tell students to grab the blue page next as they complete a task.

My resources always include tips like this one!

What a fun breakout this turned out to be! Students read about Groundhog Day and groundhogs.

The 4 tasks will send them back to read and reread to find the exact information to “escape”.

This one is perfect for early February and requires very little prep. Just make copies of the tasks and answer sheets!

Animal Adaptations Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for a perfect way to engage your students (and keep them reading) here it is! This Nonfiction Reading Scavenger Hunt will get your students up and moving while they read short passages and search for specific words. Your students will love the reading selections about Animal Adaptations.

Here’s another easy prep activity that involves reading!

Students read 10 cards with each having a paragraph. Each card has a question to answer. But HERE IS THE TRICKY PART!

The answer is on another card. Here’s what happens- students read card 1 and its question and then they SEARCH for the answer on another card.

So fun! They read and read and read again. Perfect practice for locating evidence for a question.

Winter Sports Scavenger Hunt

This Nonfiction Reading Scavenger Hunt will get your students up and moving while they read short passages and search for specific words. Your students will love the reading selections about Winter Sports Fun featuring 8 sporting events.

This scavenger hunt is all about winter sports. Students read those 10 cards and search for answers.

But, there is another fun part. Students fill in the answers to the questions on a grid sheet. The answers fill the grid boxes and some are written in shaded boxes.

Students must unscramble the letters in the shaded boxes to find a mystery word to end the Scavenger Hunt!

If you are looking for a perfect way to engage your students (and keep them reading) here it is! This Nonfiction Reading Scavenger Hunt will get your students up and moving while they read short passages and search for specific words. Your students will love the reading selections about M7M Candy and its inventors.

What better way to keep students engaged than with stories about CANDY?

The reading passages in this Scavenger Hunt all about the invention of candy M&Ms.

Students will love the scenery of the mission card with its candy store images.

You will love the easy prep of this scavenger hunt that just involves making a few copies.

PERFECT FOR FEBRUARY (and OCTOBER)!

100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt

100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt- designed for elementary students and featuring nonfiction reading passages. Students search through 10 short passages all about activities they could complete on the 100th day of school. Full of fun for students and ideas for teachers!

Perfect for a winter month as students celebrate their 100th day in school for the year.

Students read short passages about activities they could try for the 100th day.

Not only is this fun for students to complete, but teachers can also grab ideas for projects to add to the fun-filled 100th day!

This is a Print and Go project!

Scavenger Hunt featuring Football fun facts! Students work their way through ten task cards searching for answers to create a MYSTERY WORD! Are you ready for some football?

This engaging scavenger hunt is perfect for the fall and winter months! It features fun facts about American Football.

Students read about the coin toss, referees, Super Bowl commercials, the “Flea Flicker”, and more. By answering ten questions teams will be able to uncover the mystery word and finish the hunt.

This Scavenger Hunt pairs perfectly with the Football Goal Posts STEM Challenge!

I know how hard it is to be in a classroom and need something you can plan and begin to use quickly. My easy prep activities are perfect for you! Which one will you try?

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If you are looking for easy prep activities to keep students engaged with projects that feature reading and math- this post will share many resources! These are already designed for you! Just print and go! Scavenger Hunts, No Locks Escape Rooms, and more!

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100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt- designed for elementary students and featuring nonfiction reading passages. Students search through 10 short passages all about activities they could complete on the 100th day of school. Full of fun for students and ideas for teachers!

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