My son Jacob and I were talking about Thanksgiving coming up and he tells me “I’m looking forward to your activities”. I paused, not understanding what he was talking about and asked “What activities?”. He replies, “Like your Thanksgiving Joke Teller“….. While I was happy he appreciated my efforts last year, I felt bad I hadn’t come up with anything new for this year. Not wanted to let him down, I decided to design a Thanksgiving-themed placemat with fun activities including a maze, word search, how-to-draw and one of their favorites – a secret decoder message to solve!
Jacob was such a fan of the Secret Agent Valentine I designed for him, that I thought I’d use a similar concept to come up with an activity for Evan’s class Valentine’s Day party.
I created a series of worksheets where the kids get to tap into their inner Secret Agent and are challenged with the task to find Cupid’s stolen arrows. Using some of our favorite Love/Heart/Valentine’s Day themed books, the kids dive into the stories a bit deeper to investigate clues, decode messages and figure out who the Arrow Thief is.
- Hidden Message Valentines Mystery Printable Worksheet
- Secret Agent Pens
- Secret Decoder Screen
- Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
- The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
- In My Heart by Jo Witek
*Check your local library.
What do you think, Secret Agent? Can you solve the Valentine’s mystery?
Like the idea but want to use a different selection of books or make changes to the worksheet? Contact me through my Etsy shop and I’m happy to work with you to create a custom mystery experience.
Have a spy-tastic Valentine’s Day!
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
– Neil Armstrong