Breakout Boxes (Like Escape Rooms but for Kids!)
Check out the BreakouEDU Google Slides I use to introduce kids to the norms of Breakouts.
Definitely check out the site: www.breakoutedu.com. A typical breakout box costs $150 but includes access to the breakoutEDU platform that has games from K-Adult age and includes ALL topics you could ever dream of.
Some of my favorite breakouts are:
If You Take a Mouse to School
Poetry Exploration to Alaska
Unlock the Lost Chamber of King Tut
Oh the Places You'll Go
And I like to give a breakout for all of the major holidays: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.
The kids love working together and deciphering the clues to breakout!
I even use breakout boxes for PARCC prep. I give students a two part math question and then they have to solve each part and the part B or C is the number that breaks out! It keeps kids engaged, focused on pacing, attending to detail and ultimately prepares them for the tests.