Learning + Fun = Library win!
Don't be discouraged thinking you can't create puzzles. You ARE in fact smarter than a fifth grader! Puzzles we made included math problems on recipe cards, word ciphers, measuring footprints, twister directions, counting numbers of items, time zone conversions, and more.
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We chose these countries as the theme of our Escape the Room because they are the most prevalent immigrant communities in our library's neighborhoods. We wanted to encourage education about diverse cultures and make immigrant children feel welcome in the community. And it worked! One girl informed her teacher that she would be extra good at this game because she was from in Somalia. :)
Set up your room using things you can find around your library. Our set up is never dazzling, but the kids have fun tearing the room apart looking for clues anyway.
This is a program that has a huge pay-off for the medium amount of work that goes into it. We have kids coming back again and again and asking when the next one will be. So try it!