Focus

Today, let’s draw all our attention to focus (or the lack thereof).

Ready to roll? All you need to do is…

  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around Focus? We’re here to help:

  • Many people have been finding it more difficult to stay focused since pandemic-related restrictions have taken effect around the world. Are you one of them, and if so, how have you been navigating this challenge?
  • Tell us about a sound, a smell, or any other type of stimulus that helps you concentrate on one thing.
  • Photographers: share a photo with a particularly clear focal point. Or, conversely: post your favorite out-of-focus shot.
  • Share a story about a moment or a period in your life where, after feeling lost or distracted, you managed to refocus.
  • The word “focus” derives from the Latin for “hearth” — what is the equivalent of a hearth in your home? What’s the object, room, or activity around which everything else is organized?

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Team

Even the most self-sufficient among us occasionally find themselves part of a team.

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  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

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  • Sports fan? Easy: tell us about your favorite team and what keeps you rooting for them through thick and thin.
  • Photographers, show us close-knit groups of objects, buildings, animals, or people.
  • From high school rock bands to dragon-boat racing, what has been your most rewarding (or, conversely, most painful) experience of belonging to a team?
  • What’s the most impressive example of teamwork you’ve ever witnessed, whether you were part of it or remained an observer?
  • You’re founding a new team of superheroes and can choose up to three other people (dead or alive, fictional or real) to join you. Who do you choose, and what superpowers are they bringing to the group?

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Hidden

Today, let’s tune out the noise and turn our eyes to things that are normally hidden.

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  • Write a new post on your site in response to the prompt.

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  • What’s one thing about you — that you’re comfortable sharing, of course — that nobody would ever guess unless you told them?
  • Is there a spot in your town — a small park, a café, a bookstore — few people know about, and that you consider your own hidden gem? Tell us what makes it special (no need to name it if you’d like to keep it secret!).
  • You’re about to bury a time capsule for the next 30 years. What 5-7 objects would you put in it to represent your life in 2020?
  • Photographers, share an image of an object or a landscape that’s only partly visible.
  • Tell the story of a time when you discovered a hidden, previously unknown power within a person close to you.

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Magic

Whether you believe in it or not, magic is our word of the day!

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  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

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  • Describe a day in your life that felt thoroughly magical. When was it? Where and with whom were you? What made it feel that way?
  • If you could obtain one magical power — from telepathy to flight (let your imagination run wild!) — which one would you choose?
  • Share a photo or another visual artwork that conjures “magic.”
  • Tell us about a skill or a talent you have that has magically saved you from difficult situations time and again.
  • Feel like writing fiction today? Write a short story about a kid’s birthday party that goes awry because of something that happens during a magic show.

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Tempo

Let’s think about the word: tempo.

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  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

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  • If you’re a photographer, show us a photo that depicts motion. Feeling like you need more of a challenge? Share a series of three photos, showing slow, moderate, and fast motion.
  • We all march to the beat of our inner drummer. Write a post about your default tempo. Are you someone who likes to take the long slow road, stopping to snap photographs and smell all the flowers, or are you someone who prefers to know all the shortcuts to your destination?
  • Musicians: write a short melody, bass line, or chord progression of eight bars. Create three variations on the melody at three different tempos: 60 beats per minute, 90 beats per minute, and at 120 beats per minute.
  • Poets: choose a favorite poem and write about its rhythm. Check out some information on rhythm in poetry and share your analysis in a post.
  • Artists: do a series of three drawings of the same scene, but set your timer! For drawing one, render as much detail as you can in two minutes. For drawing two, use five minutes to draw the same scene. For drawing three: take ten minutes to draw the same scene. Post your work to your blog. Compare the drawings: which decisions did you have to make to be true to the scene in the time allotted?

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Note

Let’s think about a very interesting word: note.

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  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

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  • Today’s the day you start a diary. Take note of how you’re feeling. As Natalie Goldberg says in her book, Writing Down the Bones, “We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. This is how writers must think, this is how we must sit down with pen in hand. Remember: magnificent, really.
  • Are you self-isolating? Write a note to each person you’re sharing physical space with. Hide that note in a place you’ll know they’ll find it.
  • Poets, put your superpower of observation to work. Look out your window and take note of the first thing you see. It could be the tree across the street. A small bird landing on the ground in search of food. It could be a street sign, a brick building, or maybe an open field. Now, write a poem from the perspective of this inanimate object. How does it feel? What does it think?
  • Artists: put yourself in place where you slept as a child. Take note of everything you can remember. What did it look like? Smell like? Feel like? Render this space from memory in the medium of your choice.
  • Composers: put together an eight-bar melody using only dotted quarter notes and eighth notes.

Start your post

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Elixir

Let’s think about the word: Elixir.

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  • For you, tell us about the elixir of life. Maybe it’s the dog’s wagging tail that lifts your flagging spirits. Maybe it’s the bloom you worked hard to tend. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, maybe it’s the sight of the ancient tree in your neighborhood turning color, creating beauty for all who come near. What’s given you a fleeting lift in the last week?
  • Poets: write an ode to your favorite elixir. Perhaps that elixir is an ice-cold frosty beverage. Or a hot cup of tea. Or a mint julep. Or cranberry and club soda.
  • Photographers: prepare your favorite elixir and photograph the process. Be sure to consider unique angles and tiny details as you tell the story of how you created it.

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Instrument

Let’s think about a very versatile word: instrument.

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  • Do you play a musical instrument? Or multiple instruments? Tell us what inspired you to get started and what keeps you playing.
  • If you don’t play an instrument, is there one that you would like to learn to play if all barriers to it were removed? (When we say barriers, maybe it’s having enough money to buy or rent an instrument, a place to practice in private without disturbing others, or even enough time in the day to focus on learning.)
  • Take a photo of a beloved musical instrument and post it. Tell us what’s special about it.
  • Which songs would you love to learn to play? Why?
  • If you don’t plan an instrument, have you ever day-dreamed of being in a band? What type of music would your band play? Which instrument do you play? Bass? Drums? Piano? Something else entirely?
  • If music isn’t your jam, which tools are instrumental to your hobby? Perhaps it’s the fountain pen you use to draw or the soil in which you’re growing seedlings or a fine piece of wood that will soon become a detailed carving.

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Music

Let’s think about listening: today, post something about music.

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  • What is your favorite type of music? Classical? Rap? R&B? The Blues? Rock and roll? Indie? Drum and Base? House? Alternative? Country? Folk? Somewhere in the folds of two or more of those genres? Something else altogether? How does this favorite type of music speak to you? Why do you love it?
  • If you could be any musician in the world, who would you be and why?
  • What listening format was popular when you started listening to music? Record albums? 8-track tapes? Cassettes? CDs? Streaming Services? Which record/tape/cd did you wear out because you loved it so much?
  • Take a photo or a screenshot of your favorite album and post it to your blog.
  • Have you composed any music? Share it! Bonus points for telling us a little bit about your composition’s origin story. What inspired you?
  • Seen any music live? What about the performance moved you?
  • Which songs would you put on an epic mixtape?

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Digital Escape Rooms

Escape from COVID-19
Golden Girls Escape Room
Pete the Cat and the Birthday Party Mystery!
Space Explorer Training- Digital Escape Room!
The Minotaur’s Labyrinth Escape Room!
North Carolina Escape Room
Escape the Sphinx!
Mandalorian Escape Room!
Ancient Egypt Tomb Challenge!
Sherlock Holmes Digital Escape Room
Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 1!
Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 2!
Marvel’s Avengers: Escape from the Hydra Base!
Escape from Star Killer Base! (Star Wars)
Pikachu’s Rescue
Cinderella’s Escape!
Spy Apprentice Adventure!
Harry Potter Digital Escape from Hogwarts!
Alice in Wonderland Digital Escape Room!
Dog Man Digital Escape Room
Harry Potter Digital Escape from Hogwarts
Marvel’s Avengers: Escape From the Hydra Base
Escape From Wonderland Digital Escape Room
Sherlock Holmes Digital Escape Room (Thanks to Sherlock the Musical)
Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 1 (Thanks to East Orange Public Library)
Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 2 (Thanks to East Orange Public Library)
Escape from Star Killer Base; Star Wars (Thanks to Richmond Hill Public Library)
Pikachu’s Rescue (Thanks to the High River Library)
Cinderella’s Escape (Thanks Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System)
Spy Apprentice Adventure (Thanks Washington-Centerville Public Library)
Golden Girls Escape Room (Thanks to unknown)
Pete the Cat and the Birthday Party Mystery (Thanks Abington Free Library)
Space Explorer Training- Digital Escape Room (Thanks Campbell County Public Library)
The Minotaur’s Labyrinth Escape Room (Thanks Salt Lake County: Riverton Library)
North Carolina Escape Room (Thanks To Davie County Public Library)
Escape the Sphinx (Thanks Clermont County Library)
Mandalorian Escape Room (Thanks Manchester Community College Library)
Ancient Egypt Tomb Challenge (Thanks Campbell County Public Library)

Click here to make a copy of this FREE digital escape room planning template.

How to Turn any Worksheet into an Escape Room

How One Mom Used An Escape Kit To Throw A Party Her Kids Will Never Forget

How to Create a Digital Breakout for the Classroom

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