Every spy needs a way to send messages to his partner. The circle decoder is the perfect tool!
You can have your kids make their own or print out this one
Cut out the circles
Arrange from smallest to biggest and use a brad in the center to attach them together
Now you’re ready to create a message and decode!
You’ll need to decide which code you’re going to use. You line up the “A” on the smaller circle with the letter on the larger circle that you’ve chosen. Some do the first letter of the day of the week so today would be W for Wednesday. We wanted to be cryptic so I chose “V” for this one. When writing your message use the outer circle for plain english and the inner circle for the decoded message.
Once the message is written out – mess up the decoder so not just anyone can figure it out. The person decoding will need to match up the “A” with the secret letter (in this case “V”)
You use the outer circle for the plain english message and the inner circle for the decoded message. So in this case he found the “O” on the inner circle and change it to “I” to decode.
Now you have a way to send special messages. To make it harder you can run all the decoded letters together!
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Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time with her family while she can!