Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Magical Meet the Counselor Escape Room Lesson


When my children were small, they loved the Harry Potter series so much so that my oldest actually took a Harry Potter class in college! They loved the thought of making potions and having a magic wand. We have had wizarding birthday parties, made our own magical videos, and gone to the Wizarding World at Universal Studios. It has been a fun part of my children's childhood.

So I got to thinking, don't School Counselors want their students to have a magical year? And thus, I created this Magical Meet the Counselor Escape Room.




As students work together in small groups to figure out the puzzles, they will need a Sorcerer's Source Code to decipher the letters for the clue.




The 1st classroom is Potions where students have to put together the Emotion Potion Puzzles to figure out the clue. There are 9 Emotion Potion puzzles. On the left of each emotion potion there is  a number and on the right, there is  a picture. The students have to look up the picture on the Sorcerer’s Source Code and then put the letter in the numbered space in the sentence on the bottom of the page. Then they bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor Quizzy.”



The 2nd classroom is Spells where students have to cross out the boxes that are not true. Using the Sorcerer’s Source Code, they then look up the pictures in the remaining boxes. To figure out the clue, students then place the letters, in order, in the spaces on the bottom of the page. Then they bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor  Bizzy






The 3rd classroom is Wands where the students have to draw a line to connect the wand to it’s magical answer. Using the Sorcerer’s Source Code, they then look up the letter that is represented by the picture on the magical answer. To figure out the clue, they then place the letters, in order by question answered, in the spaces on the base of the crystal ball. Now that they know the code word, they can find their way through the crystal ball maze by spelling the word in the base. They then bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor Dizzy






Now that the students have all 3 professors, they can complete the final clue to get a wand! All they have to do is sort the frogs into a sentence!





 While the small groups wait for the others to finish up, I have a My School Counselor Flip Flap Book that the students complete. (It really is my data collection piece to make sure they know my name, how I can help, and how they can request my services.) I make the students wait until all small groups have received their wand and then I have them say, "Open Sesame!" to open a box to find coloring bracelets and stickers.

I love Escape Rooms! Having a magical theme just makes them extra fun! I hope you have a MAGICAL School Year!

If you are interested in purchasing this lesson, I have it in my TpT store, Creative Counseling Resources. You can click here to go to it!



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