Who doesn’t love to turn into a spy…even if it is only for a bit?
Solve the New Year’s secret code before the clock strikes midnight to reveal the secret to having the best new year ever!
How to Make Secret Codes
Secret codes are some of my kids’ favorite activities. They love to solve the hidden messages and discover the clue or secret message inside.
As a mom and former teacher, I love that secret codes get them thinking in different ways to complete the puzzles and problem solve.
It’s like hidden learning all in one printable worksheet!
The obvious learning connection between secret codes and ciphers is how they relate to mathematics, but there are other learning adventures hidden in secret codes for kids:
- Pattern recognition
- Problem solving
- Word recognition
Let our printable version of secret codes inspire you and your child to create your own! Once you figure out the key, then the secret codes you can generate are endless!
Messages Hidden in Secret Codes
This free New Year’s printable gives kids a secret code to solve to reveal the key to having an amazing new year. It reinforces kindness in its message – something that everyone can agree on!
We’ve also included a secret code key and the answer to the message in case you want to check it or give your kids some hints on how to solve the code.
We have found that messages are much more fun when delivered in this sneaky way! Something that may not have been fully considered when simply written out has a bigger meaning when it is turned into a coded message.
How to Complete the Secret Code
In order to solve this New Year’s secret code, you have to determine which numbers stand for which letters. They are not in order and the numbers do not correspond to the letter’s placement in the alphabet.
Instead, the code requires kids to take some guesses and do some critical thinking and problem-solving.
If you get stuck you can always look at or print out the answer key! We made it a separate page instead of the second page of the printable, so that you didn’t see the answer by accident.
Free New Year’s Printable Secret Code
To print out a copy of the New Year’s secret code printable, simply click the download link below. We created the printable in black and white to help you save ink and to give kids room to solve the puzzle.
Psst…If you want a little help solving the secret code, print out the answer key below.
This is a great New Year’s activity for kids. If you have a group, print out one for each one. Make a game out of it! A group can have a race to see who figures it out first. If only one or two are playing, grab a stop-watch and see how fast your spy skills really are :).
This could be a fun classroom activity as well.
Secret Codes for Kids
If your kids love secret codes as much as mine do, be sure to check out these other secret codes for kids! They’re tons of fun and will keep them busy while also sneaking in some learning. Shh…don’t tell!
Check out our Valentine’s version of secret code fun for kids!