Click on DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS and print them out or view them on a different screen, then click on DOWNLOAD CLUES for the clues in the form of a Microsoft Powerpoint and you are ready to go!
Now rewritten for in-person use!
"What fun! Thank you for giving me something to keep my ministry going!"
Len Bogacki, Director of Youth Ministry, River Glen Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL
Christmas Escape Room
Take your youth or small group through this series of ten escape room challenges, written to make them as easy to set up as possible.
The Escape Room was written with 11- to 18-year-old youth and students in mind, but can be used with older children or adults. It's primarily aimed to be fun, but could be used to lead into a talk on Christmas.
Everything else you need, you will probably have already e.g. wool.
I'd love your feedback, and if you want to submit your time, we could get a leaderboard going!
You can download for free two of the ten challenges for this Escape Room. Advertising JPEGs, full instructions and Powerpoints for both online and in-person versions are only £5.
See two sample challenges here.
Designed by Tim Robbins, Dave Thornton, Hannah Elphick and A Little Elf.
If you spot any problems or want to help design the next Escape Room, get in touch.
Photo by Dan Kiefer on Unsplash. Design by Jack Percey.
Christmas Leader Board
Quizzical Santas (Bournemouth & Winchester)
Roots (Holy Trinity, Eastbourne)
The Turkeys (SMB Younger Youth, Canterbury)
The Trumps (Emsworth & Bournemouth)
Big Brain Time (Central Baptist, Chelmsford)
Santa's Elves Winchester)
River Glen Youth Group (Naperville, Illinois, USA)
Toast (Central Baptist, Chelmsford)
Jonathan and Theodore (Jersey)
"Thanks, loads of fun and easy to do over Zoom!"
To join the leaderboard, send your team name, time, group (if applicable) and location here, stating you've completed the Christmas Escape Room.
"We have been using your escape rooms in some of our socials and they have been great :-) Thank you so much! The young people and leaders have absolutely loved doing them :-) In fact, we’re gonna do one of them again with another group next Thursday :-)"
Sam Clarke, Youth Minister, St. Michael's Church, Stoke Gifford
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS MINISTRY
It's worth saying that I work on this in my spare time. I'm a full-time church youth worker. Find out more about me here.
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If you adapt these or create your own, then please get in touch. I'd love to share things that work well more widely.