These 8 printable Secret Codes & Ciphers are the ultimate in DIY Spy Party Games for your James Bond! All the hard work has already been done for you.
You simply type regular text into each of the 8 Top Secret messages. Your text will automatically be encrypted to match the corresponding cipher!
You now have a Top Secret message that can only be decoded with the associated cipher or decoder!
Type new messages and print as many times as you like.
I have used these spy party games as an activity at my son’s spy birthday party AND also afterwards as clues to be deciphered leading children from one location to another as part of a secret agent “treasure hunt”. Teachers have used them in the classroom and other customers have used them for everyday fun activities at home with the kids.
I recommend these printable secret codes & ciphers for ages 8-13+. Children at the lower end of that range will need adult help.
- Full Instructions
- ZIP file with 8 x PDF pages of the following printable Secret Codes & Ciphers. There is 1 Top Secret Message & 1 Cipher per page (See more details here).
- Symbol Code Cipher
- Pigpen Cipher
- Cross Code Cipher
- Polybius Grid Cipher
- Morse Code Cipher
- Mapping Decoder
- Reverse Alphabet Cipher
- Cut-out Decoder
HOW IT WORKS
1. INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Download your Secret Codes & Ciphers immediately after your payment has been processed.
2. PERSONALIZE AT HOME
Unzip the file, then open the templates in Adobe Reader. Type your secret messages over my sample text in the Top Secret Message field. Templates ONLY work in the FREE Adobe Reader on your laptop or computer, not in any other program (or on your mobile device).
Print as many times as you like on your home color printer (or at your local copy shop) on US Letter or A4 sized bright white Cardstock.
4. CUT/TRIM & ASSEMBLE
Trim out your Secret Codes & Ciphers on the provided cut lines. One Cipher (the Cut-out Cipher) needs additional cutting with a craft knife.
Adobe Reader (the latest version is called Adobe Acrobat Reader DC). The Spy Party Games will only work in this FREE download from: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
YES – type directly over my sample wording in each Top Secret Message field using Adobe Reader
NO – all templates are locked. Graphics, colors, sizes, fonts or backgrounds cannot be changed
YES – fonts are already embedded in the file
EMAILABLE TOP SECRET MESSAGES:
NO – this is a printable file. You will not be able to email the Top Secret Messages
US Letter (8.5×11 inches) or A4 paper
110lb (300gsm) bright white Cardstock (or the thickest your printer can handle)
NO – templates will not work in an App. Edit using the full Adobe Reader program on your laptop or computer only
PRINT AT A COPY SHOP:
YES – email or save to a USB and take to your local copy shop
PRINT AT A PHOTO LAB:
NO – templates are not JPG or photo files
Still have questions? See my FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page
TUTORIALS & INSPIRATION
Kids LOVED learning about different types of codes/ciphers, and writing messages in code! So cool and a fun screen-free activity that can be played again and again! We used code to write messages that the kids had to decode to solve mysteries. We also played scavenger hunt where they had to decode the clues to find the objects.
Super fun puzzles to figure out for a spy-themed party! Made the planning of it all much easier and enjoyable. We made specific clues tailored to our little “spy” and her guests all worked together to solve the mystery. Would definitely recommend!
I haven’t even fully customized the invitations yet and I’m already over the moon with this product. Easy to use, creative ideas and great designs. Takes the stress out of throwing a kids party. 😎