More Fun with Codes at Home

I hope the kids enjoyed working with the pigpen codes last night. You can download the sheet we used last night here. My son┬ámade his coded message “THESE ARE ALL EMBARRASSING,” so dad-mission accomplished.

If you want to try out a simpler code that younger kids will grasp, start with a simple letter-number substitution cipher. Each letter is assigned a number in order:

So to code “DO YOUR BEST” would be “4-15 25-15-21-18 2-5-19-20.”

You can create or solve this type of cipher online using this link.