Back to School Virtual Escape Room for Kids, Digital Escape Room Game, Puzzles, Zoom Games, Family Game Night, First Day of School Activity
Impress your kids with a Virtual Back to School Escape Room for kids (and adults too)! The DIGITAL school supplies theme puzzle game is a winning combination of codes and ciphers! A DIGITAL escape room game is a fantastic way to entertain the kids, start the first day of school, host a birthday party, or challenge friends to a game on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype or any other screen sharing app. You can also project the game to your TV or whiteboard.
Are you a teacher looking for an engaging first day of school activity for upper elementary or middle school? Maybe you want to get your homeschoolers ready for the new school year or are a parent wanting to get their kids excited for Back to School time. This is the activity you’ve been looking for!
Play the online escape room to connect with friends or family. The digital breakout can be completed individually, with partners or in teams (near or far). The whole activity is housed on ONE website making this a cinch to share and play! PLAY ONLINE WITH ANY VIDEO CHAT SERVICE.
Test the link HERE: https://view.genial.ly/624d80e778e4dc001aadd72f
As kids progress through the digital escape room game, they will earn “keys” to determine the final 9-digit code. No login to any platform needed! With 11 puzzles to work through (varying in difficulty), this escape room is ideal for family game night as well as at a distance with Zoom. Puzzles range from ciphers and color codes, to directional locks, memory match, word scrambles, and jigsaw puzzles.
Looking for a unique way to entertain the kids or teenagers? Stuck inside on a rainy day? Looking for the perfect computer-based game for ZOOM? Maybe you’re hosting a sleepover and are looking for last-minute plans…I’ve got you covered! Teachers, this is the perfect team building and critical thinking activity for your classroom.
Set a timer for 60 minutes and let the fun begin! A game host is NOT NEEDED TO PLAY but we do recommend one person to preview the puzzles first, so they understand how they work in case someone gets “stuck”.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE INSTANT DOWNLOAD?
🔎 PDF game guide with URL game link
🔎 Frequently asked questions
🔎 Coupon code for future purchases
🔎 Puzzle help and answers
🔎 Tech tips for video sharing platforms like ZOOM
🧩 Gameplay: 45+ minutes (depending on age and group numbers)
🧩 Ages: 8+ (younger kids can play with the help of an adult or older kid)
🧩 Number of players: As many as you want!
🧩 No printing required
🔓 Set up 🔓
You’ll need a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. If you are playing with someone, you’ll need a way to share the link and chat with your teammates (if they're in a different location). No set-up required, the game comes ready to play!
☑️ Zoom Games
☑️ Rainy day activities
☑️ Holiday parties
☑️ Family games
☑️ Dinner party
🔓 Play on the big screen TV 🔓
Just load the game to your computer and mirror the screen to your device (tech tips included).
🔓 The Backstory 🔓
School doesn't begin for another week, but already your teacher has sent a homework assignment. What a summer buzz kill! Your summer was fantastic, full of travel and sunny days at the pool, but now it's time to get back to reality. Your homework assignment is to read through chapter 1. Reluctantly, you open your textbook to find a sheet of paper tucked inside with a note from your teacher labeled "Class Syllabus." It seems she has set up some sort of escape room as your first assignment. Apparently, the class syllabus is a PUZZLE! The teacher notes that each puzzle will reveal school supplies that are needed for her class on the first day of school.
Everything you need for your virtual escape room game is included in your download. The digital download will be in your email within minutes after purchase! ***No physical item will be shipped*** The listing is for DIGITAL ITEM ONLY, with a PDF file that contains a link to stream directly from the internet. ***Personal Use Only***
How do virtual escape rooms work?
All you need to do is share or open the link, it’s THAT easy! This digital escape room has kids working through 10 challenges. Correct answers will generate a “key.” Should they get the puzzle answer wrong, they can guess again and again. They will NOT be able to move onto until the puzzle is decoded successfully. Pen and paper should be on hand to jot down clues.
What do I need to access the digital game?
You need access to the internet and technology devices (Chromebooks, iPads, desktops or laptops). Google accounts are NOT needed! (no e-mail addresses are required) We do not recommend cell phones because the fonts become too small and the draggable elements may become difficult to navigate.
How long does this activity take to complete?
It really depends on a lot of things. Estimated completion time is 45+ minutes but it’s based on the kids’ puzzle skills, team size, and age. Younger kids may need help with decoding the puzzles. We recommend ages 8+.
How many kids can play at once?
Kids can play individually, with friends, or in large groups (near and far). There really is no limit to the number of players.
What if the kids get stuck on one of the puzzles?
First off, let them think for a bit! This is where critical thinking skills come in. If kids get “stuck,” pop up hint cards have been included to guide them and provide examples. This is meant to be a challenge! The “hints” will NOT appear until 2 minutes have passed, this gives them time to really think about the puzzle.
IMPORTANT: To make this more of a challenge, directions for each puzzle are NOT included on the screen, but I promise kids can figure it out! This is the FUN part, watching kids think and getting that “AHA” moment! You can find out “how” to do the puzzles on the answer page in case you need to offer hints.
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