Come up with your own decor or use my ideas for a guide. There are 4 “puzzles” they have to crack and four boxes that need to be opened. Everything is provided for you in this file except the following:
– 4 boxes that can be locked
– 4 locks: one that opens with a key, two that open with four digit code and one 5 digit
– simple Gift bag prop
– Scrabble game or just the tiles
– Bibles, a printer to print out the clues and optional decorations/extra distractions
I have used this Escape room with kids as young as 4th grade. There is a Rebus puzzle, that proved harder than anticipated for that age. But the puzzle has two versions – one with helps and one without. Use the helps :)Â This could easily be done with families of all ages (although non-readers would not have much to do).
If you have a tight budget, I have heard from churches that improvise boxes/locks with other items (ie – taping a shoe box shut, writing out the combination instead of using an actual lock, etc).Â If you can’t afford to buy all the props, be creative!