UPDATE: The giveaway has ended and this escape room is no longer free. You can purchase it here.

Wow, what a crazy time in the world! The COVID-19 virus has affected all of us, sometimes in drastic ways. As far as me and our family, my kids are out of school and we’ll be spending a lot of time at home together, as I’m sure many families will.

I hope this website can be a good resource to anyone stuck at home looking for a way to entertain or pass the time. Being intentional about the time we spend together as families may even turn a life-changing experience like this into something positive: we can create fun memories and laughter together as we play and spend quality time.

One of my favorite game types is an escape room, a kind of immersive puzzle where players are locked in a room and have to work together to escape. There are all different types of escape rooms; you can go places and pay to play, you can download kits, you can buy boxed games. As I was thinking about COVID-19, I realized that a DIY escape room at home might be just the thing to do if you’re stuck at home. Escape rooms are fun, they use teamwork, and they’re out of the ordinary.

I write and sell DIY escape room kits. They take some reading and prep work, but the goal is that for the players, the escape room feels like a commercial escape room does. During this crazy time when games might save our sanity and even bring us closer together, I want to give away my escape room kits for free.

Over the next four weeks, I’ll be offering a coupon code to get each of my escape rooms free of charge. Today I’m starting with Color Crisis, an escape room written specifically for children ages 8 to 12 (but it can be fun for even adults, too!) If you visit the page and click the Buy Now link, use the discount code ESCAPECOVID to download the kit for free. It will be on sale for the next week, and then I’ll switch to another kit.

Kit Offered for FreeDates
Color CrisisMarch 17 to 23
Space Pirate AttackMarch 24 to 30
Seafloor EscapeMarch 31 to April 6
Science Lab BreakoutApril 7 to 13

Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook to stay updated on when I offer the next discount code. You can also sign up for my email list (look in the sidebar). And I hope you all stay safe (and sane) during this crazy time!


  1. We did this last night. Your instructions were very thorough. I had never done an escape room before, though my children had. Your kit made it very simple to do. They really enjoyed it. Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you oh so much!!! I was actually able to get my14 year old son engaged in an active with his sister!!! Thank you so much!!!

  3. HI there – This is still listed as free when I google for “Free Escape Room Kits for Kids.” Yet, when I try to download it the kit, it asks for payment. I am confused…..please help. I would love to try this. Thanks!

    1. Hi Stephanie. This was at one time free for a week-long giveaway, but the giveaway period has ended. I will make it clearer at the top of the post that the giveaway is over. Sorry about the confusion.

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