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Escape from Pete's Pumpkin Patch - Halloween Escape Room

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 3

Escape the evil witch who turns children into pumpkins at Pete’s Pumpkin Patch using inferencing, problem solving, and grammar skills

Escape From Pete’s Pumpkin Patch – Halloween Activity

Oh no! Your class field trip to Pete’s Pumpkin Patch has turned into a life or pumpkin situation. The terrible witch who haunts the patch has trapped you and your classmates inside the gates and plans on turning you into pumpkins unless you can escape! Using knowledge of nouns, verbs, and adjectives, get ready to break out!

Practice Parts of Speech with a Halloween Escape Room!

This escape room makes for an ideal rainy day activity, a fun Halloween activity, and a review of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Divide students into pairs or teams and provide each with a guidebook. Each guidebook contains four challenges that reveal numbers, symbols, and codes to help your students determine the correct number sequence to unlock the gates.

Whatever the reason you incorporate it in your lesson, students will use teamwork and problem-solving skills to develop their vocabulary and language

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Scaffold the activity for your students by

  • Reading the introduction and discussing the mission prior to beginning.
  • Put students in teams of 3-4 students, ensuring that you have a stronger reader in the mix to assist with reading.
  • Allow students to use a Parts of Speech anchor chart as a reference during the game.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of the Guidebook. The interactive slide deck is in a Google Slides format.

Suitable for Remote Teaching

The interactive Google Slides versions of this resource mean that no student has to miss out on the fun! Simply share the Google Slide version with your students so they can help the class escape from the pumpkin patch.

This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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  • Susie Flowers

    How do I get the other pages? The witch's flight, pumpkin patch and graveyard? It's not in the download.

    • Randi Smith

      Hello Susie, I'm sorry you had difficulty finding the resource files. Please click the dropdown arrow on the download button to locate the Google Slides interactive piece of the escape room.