This page will be dedicated to the “extras” that you may want to consider adding into your Escape Room activities. The system that we use is made to easily change from one Escape Experience to the next, but as you use this method of teaching more and more, you will find yourself being able to add more fun details.

The device above is a key lock dispenser that may be purchased at any hardware store. People use these devises to secure keys outside their homes. I have found that my students absolutely LOVE punching in the codes in order to remove a needed lock.

As the first lock shown is able to use seven digits, the second is limited to four digits.

Inside of one of these lock dispensers, I hide a clue that the students must use meter sticks to find additional clues.

The Fast Forward Card is something that can be hidden in an extra Lock-Box or elseware that is directed by a hidden clue.

Another great tool for the Escape Room Activity are Invisible Ink Pens that the student must use a UV light to make the clue visible.

For less than ten dollars, you can equip your students for an authentic Escape Room Challenge!

I use magnetic boxes, like the one below, to conceal keys to padlocks that open lock-boxes.

I also hide messages within old cellular devices. You can use the cell phones to take pictures for clues. You can also type clues into a memo.

The clue closet is another way to make the process of learning FUN! I emptied my closet of all the supplies that were simply taking up space. I then used the invisible ink pens to draw clues on the walls of the closet. Because we us a system for our Escape Rooms, many of the clues can be used across units, but some cannot. The students must sort through the clues and find relevant clues for the current topic.

Inside the closet the walls look bare, but when the normal lights are turned off, and the black lights are turned on, the wall becomes a clue riddled maze!

Many of the clues that are written in the invisible ink are the same clues that may be printed from the Escape Room Activity, but this added step increases the student’s involvement. If you do not have a closet, the invisible ink may be written onto regular paper and posted on a bulletin board in the classroom.