ELA Escape Room Template Kit – Create Your Own Escape Room


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Want to create your own escape room perfectly aligned to your content and geared towards your specific learners? This ELA escape room template kit was created just for you! In this kit, you’ll find a full introduction to Escape Rooms and Breakout Boxes, puzzle ideas and resources, templates for tools and clue cards, and tons of examples for a variety of content areas.


In this ELA escape room template kit, you’ll get:

⭐️ Editable ELA Escape Room – a complete escape room, editable in PowerPoint®, that you can use with any novel or text

⭐️ Escape Room Resource Box – a collection of extra puzzles and templates to make creating your own Escape Rooms easy


These two resources allow you to create an endless number of escape room games for a wide variety of topics and still keep your students surprised. If you’ve always wanted to try designing a room, this kit is for you! I’ve broken down the entire process and included templates to save you hours of work.


Take a deeper look at what’s inside this escape room template kit…


⭐️ Editable ELA Escape Room:

This is an editable escape room for ELA that can be customized for any novel, play, or short story – simply edit with your content!

  • Review activities for plot, characters, theme, and a close reading passage
  • Includes tips for where and how to hide codes
  • A great first escape room for novice creators


Inside, you get step-by-step instructions for plugging in your content to make an amazing Escape Room experience for your students. No additional technology, locks, or boxes are needed to complete this game. This resource is editable in Microsoft PowerPoint® and includes a full tutorial of how to use this software to edit your escape room.


This purchase includes a license for personal use only. If you’d like to sell games using these templates, please purchase the Escape Room Template Kit for Commercial use. If you have already purchased that resource, you already have access to all of these materials. 🙂


⭐ Escape Room Resource Box:

1. Introduction to Escape Rooms

  • Basic game play and game design
  • Examples from real rooms
  • Tips and ideas for assessment and grading
  • Puzzles and tasks that can be used for any content area
  • Brainstorming worksheets and planning checklists


Flatlay of materials to create your own escape room classroom game


2. Escape Room Templates

This document includes descriptions and templates for additional tools and puzzles you’ll use to make your escape room AMAZING.

  • Answer Sheets and design tips
  • Station Cards and Task Instructions
  • Clue Cards
  • Cipher Wheels
  • Cryptexes
  • Cryptograms
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Word Mazes
  • “Oops!” Cards
  • Mat Puzzle

Cryptex puzzle for use in classroom escape room games


3. How to use the templates in PowerPoint to create your own escape room

If you’re a PPT newbie, this guide is for you! You’ll get clear directions for using PPT for page design, and tips for basic photo editing using this software. This guide includes some advanced time-saving tips, too, so even veteran creators may learn a trick or two! 😉


Download the preview for more information! You can also check out the video preview above.


❤️ You’ll also love my Doodle Fonts for Escape Rooms!


What are teachers saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My students love escape rooms, but they take so long to prep.  This is SUCH a time-saver & provides additional techniques for clues that I’d never considered.  THANK YOU!” -Andrea R.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is my third year using escape rooms with my students and I love how this one is a little different from many of the others. The students need to not only understand the content being applied, but they also have to use analytical tactics and logical thinking. Props for preparing something different from the others.” -Kristin M.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Wow, I loved it. I don’t teach ELA but I really wanted the templates so that I could use it to teach Social Emotional Learning Strategies in a fun way – it worked! It took quite a while to come up with the storyline, the puzzles… but it was worth it and the checklist & ideas provided in this resource were super helpful. Thank you :)” -Franziska A.


About Your Create Your Own Escape Room Resource:

Your download is a .zip file containing the resources described above. You can edit this kit using Microsoft PowerPoint or a clone (OpenOffice, etc.). Instructions for personal and commercial use and copyright information are included in this resource. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. 🙂


Download the preview for more information! You can also check out the video preview on YouTube. This resource includes everything from the original Template Kit except for an editable Starter Room and a license for commercial use. 🙂 This is the perfect resource to help you create your own escape room!


Are you looking for ready-made Escape Rooms? Try these:
Back to School Escape Room (editable in .ppt)
Introduction to Shakespeare’s London
Romeo and Juliet Escape Room Review Activity
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Escape Room Review Activity
Intro the Odyssey Escape Room and Digital Breakout
The Lord of the Flies Review Escape Room
Escape Room Bundle

Are you looking for other editable Escape Rooms? Try these:
Editable ELA Escape Room
Editable Social Studies Escape Room
Editable Math Escape Room
Editable Science Escape Room

Since your students looove puzzles, check out my Team Trivia Bellringers!


If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!
-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA


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