40 DIY Escape Room Ideas

40 DIY Escape Room Ideas

Who doesn’t love an escape room? Escape rooms are exciting for all ages and you can easily create one with things around your house. I have compiled 40 escape room ideas that you can do at home or in any room, for kids or adults, for birthdays or just for fun! The more clues that that you include in your escape room, the trickier it becomes and the longer it will take to complete. Take a look through the 40 clues to create the perfect escape room of your own! For ways on how to incorporate the ideas into an...

Success Criteria – Grading Levels

Success Criteria – Grading Levels

This is an activity that I make sure to do every year. I always talk to my students about improving their work, the success criteria, and aiming for their best. I truly believe that all kids want to do well, however, they often don’t know or fully understand what they need to do to improve their work and marks. That’s where cupcakes come in! We teach kids how to read and write and lots of other important skills, but I realized that I also needed to teach what a level 4 (or an A) looks like in order for students...

Math Worksheet and Activity

Math Worksheet and Activity

Estimation Station One of my favourite activities that I did with my class this year was our Estimation Station. It is so simple to incorporate into any classroom and because of the amount of math and student engagement that results from this activity, I will always have an Estimation Station in my classroom! Beyond the hands-on part of the lesson and activity, I also often had students complete a math worksheet to further their learning. (Link to worksheet at bottom) This activity works well in a classroom setting, or can easily be done at home for homeschooling or distant learning....

Homeschool and Distant Learning Choice Boards

Homeschool and Distant Learning Choice Boards

I love using choice boards with kids! They are a great way to let children guide their own learning. If you are in a position that you are starting to homeschool, or need activities for children, or students to do at home, choice boards are a great option. They are valuable during times of distant/online learning and for homeschooling and these boards are filled with enough ideas to last you all year! The choice boards are are teacher created and curriculum based. Best of all, they are kid friendly and fun! They are designed for children in grades k-3, but...

9 Fun Escape Room Puzzles

9 Fun Escape Room Puzzles

My kids were so excited about this new escape room! The materials are all things that you probably have on hand at home and the room is easy to set up. My kids love escape rooms because they are exciting, challenging and fun! I love escape rooms because they require problem solving and perseverance to complete the room. Escape rooms are great for birthday parties, classrooms and even just for fun to keep kids busy, and learning, at home. I used a bedroom for this escape room, but the ideas/clues could be used in any room of your home. If...