Funstuff: Write Your Own Coded Messages

    “Funstuff: Write Your Own Coded Messages,” Friend, January 2017


    Write Your Own Coded Messages

    Funstuff: Write Your Own Coded Messages

    Here’s a fun way to spread some happiness. Everybody loves getting secret messages—even Mom or Dad!

    1. On the smaller wheel, write in all the letters from A through Z, in any order.

    2. Cut out the two circles and glue them to cardboard or cardstock.

    3. Center the small wheel on the big wheel and poke a hole through the center of both wheels. Use a metal fastener to connect the wheels.

    4. Turn the wheels so the letters match up any way you want. Now you’re all set! Write a kind message in code for a family member or friend to solve. Give them the message and wheel. Be sure to let them know which letters to match up on the wheels.

    I wrote a message, just for you.

    Now try to solve it, using this clue:

    Match _____________ on the small wheel with _____________.