The story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful reminder about what really makes the Christmas season magical—not the presents and stockings but the spirit of Christmas that is in our hearts. And in a year when our traditional Christmas experience may not be the same as most years, this DIY Christmas escape room based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! helps us focus on how to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
This Christmas party escape room invites participants to solve six clue-based puzzles that will help the Grinch’s heart to “grow three sizes [this] day.” It is designed for older children, teens, and adults, but some clues have notes on how to easily involve younger children. While some of our previous escape rooms have had six clues to open one lockable box, this DIY escape room features six clues that each go into their own box. And several clues invite the participants to dig into the actual book of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
• Wreath (you can usually find one at the Dollar Tree)
• 6 green candy canes (the Dollar Tree sells a green-and-white striped option from Now and Later)
• Stockings (again, try the Dollar Tree for these)
• A hair elastic or rubber band
• LED color-changing light strip (optional)
• Grinch chocolate countdown calendar (optional)
• Additional Grinch-themed party supplies simply for decor (optional)
Note: We got most of our party supplies from Oriental Trading (like this tablecloth and these centerpiece cutouts, but most of them are sold out! Here are some other fun options I found on Amazon since I can't link to our originals.
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