US Presidents Escape Room | Interactive At-Home History

Who was the 24th American president? How many presidents died while in office? Who was the only president to serve non-consecutive terms?

Learn about the US Presidents with this exciting at-home escape room!

 

This escape room is great for students grades 4-8. Along the way, learn about the Presidents who have led America for over 200 years. There is no outside information needed; everything students need to know is included in the packet.

Grades: 4-8

Time to Complete: approx 60 minutes (younger students may need more help, history buffs may complete it in a shorter time)

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes (low-prep and mainly just hiding clues!)

I wanted to make it as simple and easy to put together, so you’ll only need a few extra items to put it together.

  • Pair of Scissors
  • 3 or 4 Digit Lock (optional – should fit on scissors handles) OR tape
  • Electronic device that you can set a custom code on: tablet, phone, OR a computer
  • Boiling Water (or another way to fog up a mirror)
  • 11 Envelopes (optional – makes it more fun!)
  • The Imitation Game or National Treasure soundtrack (optional – fun background music!)

This is meant to be completed at home. You will need a variety of common household places to hide your clues.

  • Kitchen Sink
  • Freezer
  • Mailbox
  • Bathroom Sink
  • Car/vehicle
  • Oven
  • Couch

There is no outside information needed and all of the presidential trivia that’s needed is included in the game. There are 11 different news articles that are written newspaper-style that cover major historical events in American history. From William Henry Harrison’s death to the September 11 attacks, learn more about some of the most significant events in American history.

History is like a giant story; each part is a direct result of the previous part. I’ve never liked how history books cover history with just dates and names that kids will forget about as soon as the test is over.

Through these, I wanted to incorporate presidential history with what history is really about: STORIES! Just how DID Teddy Roosevelt get his name? What was so great about the Louisiana Purchase? What made America finally enter WWI? Find out about all of these and more.

What fun is an escape room without some puzzles and brain teasers? As a child, I LOVE reading mystery stories and solving all kinds of puzzles and codes. This escape room involves all types of different puzzles, including a riddle, crossword, tap code, Morse code, nonogram, and more. (There is a spy key included to make it easier!)

For the gamemaster (the person putting together the game), there is a directions page and a set-up page.

The Set-Up page makes it easy to gather your materials and set up quickly. Afterward, the directions and answer key can help you give clues and hints along the way.

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