With everyone stuck at home, we’ve had to get creative with ideas for Girl Scout meetings. Recently, I discovered Virtual Escape Rooms. After enjoying several with my family, my daughter decided to create her own. Her escape room has been wildly popular (shared across the country in less than 24 hours!), so I decided to share some of our favorite escape rooms. Here are 20 virtual escape rooms for kids of all ages. And yes, they are all FREE!
What Is A Virtual Escape Room?
A virtual escape room is a series of puzzles. Like a traditional escape room, in order to move on to the next level, you must correctly solve the puzzle. Like their physical counterparts, virtual escape rooms are usually themed and range in required skill level to complete.
20 Virtual Escape Rooms For Kids
After doing a few with my family, I wanted more to share so I went down the rabbit hole finding virtual escape rooms to share. I was AMAZED by how many are available online. Some of them are so tricky!
Mermaid Escape Room
This is the escape room created by my sixth-grader. It was created with second and third graders in mind. She designed it as part of earning her Leaders in Action (LIA) badge helping a group of Brownies earn their Wonders of Water Journey. In addition to being a fun series of puzzles, each level earns you a tip to help protect water and our oceans. Ages: elementary school+
If you complete her escape room, please take a moment to leave her feedback at the end. She loves hearing from people enjoying her project.
Visit the mermaid virtual escape room HERE.
Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room
From what I understand, this is the escape room that started it all. One of many that were created by a library, it is a fun series of puzzles for Harry Potter fans. Ages: tween+
Visit the Harry Potter virtual escape room HERE.
Butterfly Virtual Escape Room
This was the virtual escape room we first discovered and was the inspiration for my daughter’s escape room. Created by Girl Scouts for younger girls, this is the simplest of the virtual escape rooms listed. Ages: early elementary+
Visit the butterfly virtual escape room HERE.
Marvel Virtual Escape Room
Here’s your chance to help the Avengers escape from Hydra. Do you have what it takes to escape? Ages: tween+
Visit the marvel virtual escape room HERE.
Jumanji Virtual Escape Room
The Jumanji virtual escape room was also created by a Girl Scouts Council. Ages: tween+
Visit the Jumanji virtual escape room HERE.
Disney Magic Kingdom Virtual Escape Room
Need a little Disney magic in your life? Do you have what it takes to escape the Magic Kingdom? Find out. Ages: teen+
Visit the marvel Disney Magic Kingdom escape room HERE.
Pete The Cat And The Birthday Party Mystery
For all those Pete The Cat fans, this escape room takes you through a Pete the Cat mystery. Solve the clues to solve the mystery. Ages: preschool – elementary+
Visit the Pete the Cat virtual escape room HERE.
Escape From Wonderland Virtual Escape Room
Help Alice escape from Wonderland by telling time and having a tea party with the Mad Hatter. Ages: elementary school+
Visit the Wonderland virtual escape room HERE.
Cinderella Escapes Virtual Escape Room
Help Cinderella escape and make it to the ball in time to meet her Prince Charming? Ages: tween+
Visit the Cinderella Escapes virtual escape room HERE.
The Minotaur’s Labyrinth Virtual Escape Room
Greek mythology and puzzles go hand in hand in Minotaur’s labyrinth. Ages: tweens+
Visit the Wonderland virtual escape room HERE
Roald Daul Virtual Escape Room
If The BFG, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach are some of your favorite titles, you will love the Roald Daul virtual escape room. Ages: all ages
Visit the Roald Daul virtual escape room HERE.
Pikachu’s Rescue Virtual Escape Room
Can you solve the mystery of the Pokemon’s disappearance before time runs out? Ages: 6+
Visit the Pikachu’s Rescue virtual escape room HERE.
Minecraft Virtual Escape Room
Collect the clues to escape, but don’t get caught by the Creeper. Ages: elementary+
Visit the Minecraft virtual escape room HERE.
Dog Man Virtual Escape Room
Based on the popular book series, the Dog Man escape room follows Dog Man on a special adventure. Ages: elementary+
Visit the Dog Man virtual escape room HERE.
Escape From Star Killer Base
Star Wars fans, help the Rebellion infiltrate a First Order Star Destroyer ship. Ages: all ages
Visit the Star Killer Base virtual escape room HERE.
Space Explorer Training Virtual Escape Room
Escape into outer space on this out-of-this-world adventure. You may need a pencil and paper for this one. Ages: 11+
Visit the Space Explorer Training virtual escape room HERE.
The 74th Hunger Games Virtual Escape Room
May the odds be ever in your favor as you complete the challenges and answer book-based questions to solve this puzzle. Ages: 11+ (best for fans)
Visit the 74th Hunger Games virtual escape room HERE.
Stranger Things Virtual Escape Room
Travel back to Hawkins, Indiana in the year 1998. Can you escape the upside-down? Ages: 11+
Visit the Stranger Things virtual escape room HERE.
Mother Goose Mystery Virtual Classroom
Fill-in-the-blank with your favorite nursery rhymes to find Mother Goose’s missing goose. Ages: elementary+
Visit the Mother Goose Mystery virtual escape room HERE.
Trapped In The Toy Room Virtual Escape Room
Ages: early elementary +
Visit the Trapped in the Toy Room virtual escape room HERE.
How To Make Your Own Virtual Escape Room
All of the virtual escape rooms we’ve explored were built using Google Forms, which is free for anyone with a Google account to create. It is an intuitive web-based system that allows you to make all kinds of forms. The key with virtual escape rooms is to use the “response validation” tool. This requires the participant to fill in the correct answer in order to advance to the next “room.”
I challenged my daughter to make her own escape room with a water conservation message and the Mermaid Virtual Escape Room was the result.
Have fun with all of these virtual escape rooms, and if you decide to make your own, let me know!