Warning: Once you do any kind of BreakoutEdu game in your class, your students will beg you for more. On my first day back with my 5th grade GT class this year, the most pressing question they had was, “Are we going to do another BreakoutEdu game today?” (We didn’t – but only because I don’t like to be quite that predictable.)
BreakoutEdu often provides games around holiday themes, and Halloween is no exception. You can find their list of 8 Halloween games, suited for different ages and group sizes, here. Remember, you will need to register, for free, in order to receive the password that gives you full access to the games, set-up instructions, and printables.
If you teach in a non-Halloween classroom, or just want to add even more fun and hijinks to the learning, here is a page of Global Read Aloud themed games from BreakoutEdu. Or, just go down that rabbit hole, and start on this page, which has all of the categories of games that you could possibly need.
It’s almost September 15th-ish, which means that Dot Day is quickly approaching! For those of you who have not encountered Dot Day before, it is an international event inspired by the Peter Reynolds book, The Dot. It’s all about celebrating creativity and “making your mark”! In last year’s post about Dot Day, I shared a few “new to me” Dot Day ideas for the celebration. This year, Breakout Edu has announced a brand new breakout adventure for elementary and middle school students based on The Dot. Students must solve the clues to set creativity and inspiration free. I recommend doing the breakout activity and then giving your students the opportunity to unleash their own inner artists as a follow-up!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. If you teach in any country that annually celebrates this day, then you know that getting your students to focus will probably be somewhat of a challenge. You might as well join in the fun – in an educational way, of course. I’ve already posted this year’s list of Valentine’s Day resources, but wanted to let you know that I will be adding these seasonal Breakout Edu games to the list. “Anti-Love Potion #9” is designed for elementary students, and, “Where in the World is Valentino/Cupid?” targets middle and high schools. “Holiday Hijinks” connects to a few different holidays, including Valentine’s Day, and can be used with 2nd-6th grades.
If you haven’t registered with Breakout EDU yet, you can go to this page. Registering is free, and you need to do so in order to get the password that will give you full access to the games. And, just in case you haven’t read my original post on Breakout EDU, here you go 🙂