Christmas Activities for Schools with Bo Bunny and Owen, the grumpy snowman

BOOKRClass | 2022.11.28

Embracing the enchantment of the season, let’s incorporate some festive flair into our classroom with engaging Christmas activities for school. Among them, imagine hosting an exhilarating Christmas Escape Room adventure throughout December. Students will collaborate to crack codes and decipher clues, all while unraveling the mystery of the missing BOOKR books. It’s an immersive experience that not only fosters teamwork and critical thinking but also infuses the classroom with the joy and excitement of the holiday season.


Christmas lesson plans are invaluable tools for educators seeking to make the holiday season meaningful and educational for their students. Christmas offers not only opportunities for joy and playful learning but also a chance to delve into important themes and values with even the youngest learners. This year, we aim to provide more than just activity tips to enhance your Christmas vocabulary lesson; we want to offer resources that support your students’ social-emotional development.

Let us present to you the great BOOKR Christmas Escape Room, a detective game that will keep your class busy throughout the Advent period. A mystery that is being solved with different worksheets and games, some creative, some teach problem-solving or logical thinking, all the while providing a strong foundation for the lexis of Christmas-related expressions. Follow our post, each week you’ll find new mysteries to solve with the smartest little elves at school or at home. It’s the perfect quality time spent playing and learning, the ultimate bonding experience with your children and/or students. 

Each game will give you a solution that you will need to fill this crossword puzzle with. At the end of all 8 games, you will see the code that unlocks the location of the books.  Pay attention to the column in yellow. 

Download the crossword puzzle from here, print it, and keep it until the end of the game. As a special treat, you can have the fastest little ‘detectives’ color the image, it’s great fun to do while waiting for their peers to finish.

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Without any further ado, let’s look at the story here. What happened to all these books on the BOOKRshelf?

escape room storyline

Owen, the grumpy snowman, gets overwhelmed when he can’t read the Christmas books because they get wet in his frosty little hands. So, he decides to hide all the books. Let’s cheer him up! If we make him feel better about the books, he might return them for all kids to read. 

1. The Christmas Maze

The first game will show you who Owen’s helper will be throughout this adventure. 

Crack the code with Owen’s little helper to get closer to the location of the books. 

But wait – who is Owen’s helper? This Christmas Maze will show you.


2. Christmas Classroom Decoration

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and spread Christmas cheer throughout our homes. But why stop there? Let’s extend the festive spirit into our classrooms with enchanting Christmas classroom decorations.

Let’s show Owen how great Christmas really is! 

BO Bunny loves decorating the Christmas tree. What does he put on the tree? 

This game’s solution will tell you. All you need to do is color the words related to Christmas and winter. What do you see? 

3. Owen gets overwhelmed

Instructions: Owen gets frustrated sometimes. Let’s try and help him feel better, maybe he can tell us where the hid the next clue. 

Oh no, part of the list of activities has been erased! Look at the definitions and try to find out what they mean. Write the words on the sheet after their number. The solution to this challenge is the word in the red column.

This challenge is a bit different. It’s not only meant to practice English as a second language, but to teach the little ones techniques to deal with frustration or sadness.

christmas escape room owen gets overwhelmed

In case you need a little extra support to talk to your children or students about these topics and help them release stress, we got just the right books for you:

The words of this task have been simplified to the age group and level that we wanted to target, but don’t stop there if you feel like this is something your students can benefit from. Discuss the topics in your own language one by one, if English would be too hard. How can friends help you when you’re feeling down? Why is it good to clean your room and surroundings if you’re overwhelmed? Social-emotional learning is best learnt at an early age. 

4. Life in pairs

Cookies and hot chocolate – these delicious Christmas treats for the classroom might cheer Owen up.

Pair the images with these words. If one image doesn’t have a pair, that will be your next clue. 

christmas escape room life in pairs
christmas escape life in pairs worksheet

5. BOOKR Quiz

BO Bunny and Owen love reading stories.

What a great way to cheer up! They’re looking at Level 1 and Level 2 books. 

Do your students know these stories? 

Discover them with your students and children, or practice reading comprehension in English. 

christmas escape room bookr quizz

6. The Christmas Code

A true escape room challenge that gets students to use their logical thinking skills. Let’s see who’s the first one to crack the code.

christmas escape room christmas code

7. Christmas Crossing

Christmas vocabulary with just a tad of Imperative practice.


Find the favourite thing that Owen owns, hopefully, it will cheer him up.

Cross the pictures, this list will help you decide which ones.

  • 1. Cross out anything that you can eat or drink.
  • 2. Cross out any plants.
  • 3. Cross out anyone with a scarf.
  • 4. Cross out any pictures with stars.
christmas escape room christmas crossing
christmas escape room crossing

8. It all starts with ___

This is where it ends, friends. The last mini-game will give you the last letter.

And what is the final solution? It’s a word that really surrounds us this time of the year especially. We should all be lucky to spend this time together with whom we love the most: whether it’s family, friends, colleagues, or our beloved pets.

What an amazing way to end the year in class or at home: with a deep conversation about belonging and caring with the little ones.

christmas escape room worksheets

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Joyful New Year!

Spoiler alert! Find the solution to the master puzzle here:

bookr class christmas puzzle
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