Thanksgiving Print Escape or Breakout Activity


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Students will review facts about the first Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims journey on the Mayflower with this fun breakout activity. This is a print breakout activity that requires very little preparation on your part. This is not an editable activity.

This is the perfect activity to do before the Thanksgiving break.

What is included in this product:

  • Detailed instructions
  • Scenario
  • Brochure with short nonfiction passages (students will use this to answer the questions)
  • Set of 3 challenges (color copies)
  • Set of 3 challenges (black and white copies)
  • Answer sheet and a recording sheet
  • certificate for completing the breakout (color and b/w)

Students will work together in groups to complete the activity. They will read the scenario and the brochure. Then they will work on solving each of the challenges. Students will have to match up cause and effect pairs, use context clues/inferences and answer reading comprehension questions.

To solve the lock codes students will have to use a pigpen cipher and a substitution cipher.

Please download the preview before purchasing. The preview shows the scenario, brochure, the challenges, and the answer key. If you have any questions please contact me.

If you are looking for a digital breakout, you can find my Thanksgiving Digital Breakout here. It is very similar and covers the same content, but it is different.

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