There was a point in which none of my children could read and my husband and I could pass notes to each other to keep secrets. Then Baloo learned how to read and he and I would exchange written secrets. Now, all three boys are reading (nearly, at least) and we cannot use that tactic. However, code breaking? Totally coming into play. At this point, Baloo is the only one who knows enough multiplication to solve this code breaker! So we can use the multiplication code breaker to exchange notes!
How to Set Up the Multiplication Code Breaker
Cut out the snowflake and inner circle. Poke a small hole in the middle of both.
Push the fastener through the small hole and bends sides of fastener on bottom of code breaker.
Spin the inner circle to match the multiplication problems!
How to Use the Winter Multiplication Code Breaker
I included 4 jokes or riddles with the code breaker. The answer to all of them is hidden in code on the back! If your child can solve these, ask them to write their own riddle or joke and include the code on the back. Then try to see if you can solve the question!
Send secret notes back and forth! There is not much as exciting as sending and receiving secret notes! You can use a direct code form the breaker or make it a bit more difficult! Use your imagination!