Secret Messages

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Secret Messages
Language - Reading
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PrerequisitesBridge to Reading
Materialsslips of paper with a word written on each
small basket or box

In this activity the child reads words written on slips of paper.


  1. Carry the material to a mat or table.
    Secret Messages 1.JPG
  2. Draw a word from the container.
    Secret Messages 2.JPG
  3. Read the word.
    Secret Messages 3.JPG
  4. Set the word to the side and draw another to read. Continue as long as the child shows interest.
    Secret Messages 4.JPG

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


  • The words in the Secret Messages box should be changed out on a regular basis to keep the child interested

Make Your Own

  • Origami paper can be cut into strips for secret messages

Further Reading