Secret Codes

What do you think they are doing? Writing secret messages to each other of course.

My eleven year old has been fascinated with secret codes since she was about seven years old. She just recently introduced them to her brother. They spent the day creating their own codes and writing messages for each other to decode.

She has two books that have taught her a bit about secret codes. Lu and Clancy's Secret Codes by Adrienne Mason and Code Busters! by Burton Albert, Jr.

I think this is a great activity because it involves many math and logic skills. Codes are really complicated patterns. Figuring them out takes a lot of thinking and logic skills.

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  1. This looks like a great idea for summer - my kids would love doing this!

  2. Que ninos tan hermosos e inteligentes los tres que DIOS los bendiga los quiero y extrano mucho saludos a Jef y a ti Julie te sigo admirando

  3. This looks like great fun! I will have to look for these books. I will be sharing this post on Facebook and Pinterest.

  4. What a fun activity. My son LOVES secret code activities =)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

  5. Thanks for linking this up to Look What We Did. Tomorrow I will be kicking off a new link up for April. I hope you'll stop by and add all your new posts. I look forward to seeing what you've been up to. -Savannah


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