Collage of students in the "escape room"

Over the last couple of weeks, thirty+ middle schoolers puzzled their way through a Taylor Swift escape room at lunchtime. The escape room included six boxes to unlock, with two word locks, two number locks, a color lock and a key lock. Swifties had to demonstrate their knowledge of Swift’s lyrics, albums, song titles, and more. Their ultimate goal to “escape” was to complete the “Lover House” with icons related to all of Swift’s eras. Everyone managed it, and earned some cookies and some Swiftie cred!

Many thanks to Erica Testani of the Lewis Egerton Smoot Memorial Library in Virginia, who created the escape room and generously shared it with us.