This FREE secret code printable was a hit, but it was challenging too! This would be perfect for a HOME themed birthday party too!
Have your seen the movie HOME? My kids LOVED it when we watched it over spring break. Like all resourceful parents, I decided to use that love to get my son to do something he’s not totally in love with – handwriting. Every little bit of practice helps and it’s even better when it doesn’t feel like practice at all! In the movie saving the world depends on the BOOV (the aliens) hacking into one of their citizen’s email accounts. I decided to go with the hacking theme because it fit so well with the movie and it appeals to an 88-year-old who does not want to be doing “Baby activities for the blog, only cool stuff OK mom?” <— not a direct quote but you get the idea.
I plan on printing this activity out again after the movie is released on DVD (this summer) and we watch it for family movie night!
To print out click on the image below, save to your computer, and then print.
Gather your materials. You will need the printable (see above) and a pencil with a great eraser.
Print out and invite your future hacker to the table.
It wasn’t SUPER easy, but even little little ones can do it with help.
Finding simple little ways to work literacy into play time with your school age kids is a great way to brush up on skills without adding pressure to their already busy lives. This is a great rainy day, sick day, or family movie night activity, and according to my son, it passed the cool test!
Find more ideas for school age kids here –> FUN FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS on PINTEREST oh and here –> LEARNING AFTER SCHOOL.
Leah Langby says
Please, please, please read The True Meaning of Smek Day by Adam Rex with your son! It is the book this movie is based on, and it is hilarious and thought-provoking (and from everything I’ve heard about the movie, very different). Definitely a 8-12 year old book. There is a terrific audio of it, too.
Allison McDonald says
Oh – I am so excited to read this book. My son will love it!