French Thanksgiving escape game – 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students

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I had so much fun making my Halloween escape game on Boom that I decided to make a French Thanksgiving game as well! It works the same way as the Halloween game – you assign the deck to students, then they work through the different tasks. If they complete the tasks correctly, they will be able to finish the game.

The premise of the game is pretty simple: after a wrong turn in a grocery store, you ended up locked in the freezer instead of the restroom. The only way to get the digital code that unlocks the freezer door is to complete a set of tasks. There are five different tasks that students will have to do. The tasks will have students using their French listening, reading, writing and vocabulary skills.

French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students

The French Thanksgiving game tasks

Task 1: The first task is simple – put the grocery items on the list into the shopping cart. The list includes 7 different foods, written in French. Students will drag and drop the items into the cart. If they get them all correct, they will move on to the next task. If not, they will be sent back to fix their mistakes.

Task 2: The second task requires students to unscramble the sentences. The sentences are 3-7 words long and have to do with the traditions of the holiday. They will drag and drop the words into the spaces provided.

French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students
French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students

Task 3: The third task is a vocabulary task. Students will read a sentence in French that is missing one or more words. They will need to fill in the blanks with the missing words. There are images on the page to help them to determine what word is missing.

Task 4: Students will listen to the audio passages of people asking for a slice of pie. They will need to put the correct pie on each person’s plate.

French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students
French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students

Task 5: Students will see 6 different scrambled words in French. They need to unscramble the terms and put them in the correct order. If they get stuck, they can get help – there is a card with different terms for French Thanksgiving food items that they can refer to.

French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students
French Thanksgiving escape game - 5 fun, no-prep challenges for students

Once the students have completed all 5 texts, the final task of the French Thanksgiving game is a screen that gives them a code to enter to unlock the freezer. They’ll need to read the four digits in French and enter them in the keypad in order to open the freezer door.

What do you need to play the French Thanksgiving game?

In order to play the escape game, you will need a teacher account at Boom learning. With a free account, you can do a “fastplay” game – share the URL/code with students and they can play on their devices. You will need to have them show you their screens or take screenshots as proof that they have completed the tasks.

With a paid teacher account, you can assign the game as you would any other deck. You will have access to student data and where they are in the game.

Where can I find the game?

You have several convenient options to purchase the French Thanksgiving game. You can of course purchase it here in the store on Frenchified – just click the image below to visit the product page, or add to your cart using the button. You can also find it at Boom learning as well as the Frenchified store at Teachers pay Teachers.

And of course, keep an eye out for the Christmas game! I’ll be writing about that after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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