Holes Escape Room – Escape Camp Green Lake


Calling all adventurous teachers: if you’re looking for engaging Holes novel activities, don’t miss this Holes escape room! You’ll love being able to use this activity to follow up on teaching one of Louis Sachar’s most beloved books. Your students must use their problem-solving skills and knowledge of the book to solve the challenging puzzles and escape Camp Green Lake before class runs out!


With this Holes escape room, your students will work together to solve challenging puzzles and reveal secret messages based on characters and events from the book.

Check out the preview for a closer look!

What Holes Escape Room Activities Are Included?

Students must…

  • Close read a real Green Lake landmark,
  • Sequence the story and complete a rainbow maze,
  • Assemble a jigsaw puzzle,
  • Solve for the volume of a Camp Green Lake hole,
  • Decode a message & identify the character who said it,
  • Use a compass rose to reveal the directions Stanley traveled to God’s Thumb & back.

These Holes novel activities will challenge your students and require them to truly think “outside the box!”

How Does This Holes Escape Room Work?

  • It is housed on a Google Site, simply share the link!
  • All of the tasks are embedded within the Google Site
  • All activities are completed via force copies of Google Slides
  • Codes are attempted in the form on the Google Site

Additionally, you’ll receive a “kick-off” video to launch your Holes Escape Room and get kids excited about the final project!

✎ For additional teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on Holes novel activities!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shannon said, “This is the perfect culminating activity for students after reading the book! My students loved participating in this escape room!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jordan said, “My students loved completing this escape room after they finished our novel study! It was challenging, so I gave them hints as needed. Thank you for sharing!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emma said, “Fabulous summative task for Holes! I was able to use this as a sub activity when I was away sick!”



You must be able to access Google Sites created by users outside of your district for this escape room to work!

If your students cannot open the site or the tasks embedded, you will need to ask your IT department to grant permission.

I recommend taking 10-15 minutes to work through the Holes escape room on your ownbefore assigning it to students. This gives you time to troubleshoot or work through kinks without pressure.

I’ve also included an 8-minute video walk-through of the tasks to help you be successful.


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