Creating and Cracking Codes

Create mystifying codes & learn tricks to crack your friends' codes.

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

I can read independently.

3 More About my Activity

Why are codes necessary? Have world events been changed by spies making or breaking codes? Learn different ways to create codes to confuse and challenge your friends. Not only will you learn to create challenging codes, but you will also find out ways to decode others!

4 What Materials Do I Need?

white paper, pencil, felt pens, tape, broom stick or dowel, instant coffee, a small bowl, paintbush, chapter book, water, printed copy of the pre-activity resource for this activity

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

6 My Guide!

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...