Game Designer: Stephanie Laird @LairdLearning, LairdLearning.com
Content Areas: Reading
Recommended Ages: 3rd-6th grade
Ideal Group Size: Whole Class
Suggested Time: 45 minutes
Crenshaw needs your help! To keep Marisol from eating his purple jelly beans, he locked them in the Breakout Edu box in Jackson’s keepsake bag. The problem is, Crenshaw has been busy helping Jackson and forgot the lock combinations! Thankfully, Crenshaw left clues in order to figure out the combination and needs you to help solve the clues and unlock the box. You have 45 minutes to solve the clues, so work together, problem solve, and breakout the Jelly Beans. Your time starts now!
- 3-Digit Lock 132
- 4-Digit Lock 2015
- ABC Lock TRUTH
- Directional Lock ￬￬￪￪￩
- Key Lock Hidden Inside The House on East 88th Street
- Color clock Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White
- Print out all clue cards
- Cut out the cardboard sign clues (I’d Rather Be Fishing) and on the back of each clue, write one number for the answer 2015 in invisible ink.
- Tape the key in the book The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber. Place book somewhere in the room.
- Place red decoder lens near the box.
- Cut the “Enjoy the magic around you” clue into six pieces (or into a puzzle)
- Hide all clue cards around the room
- Hide the flashlight around the room.
- Using the hasp, lock the Breakout Box with the directional lock, word lock, 3 digit lock, 4 digit lock, color lock, and key lock on the hasp.
- How did your group utilize each individual’s strengths?
- How did you contribute to your team?
- Did everyone in your group have an opportunity to contribute?
- Describe a moment in the game when your team worked well together.
- How could your group have been more effective?
- Borrow a copy of The House on East 88th Street from your library
- Decoder Lens
CCSS: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3