We used white oil pastels, white paper, and tempera block paint. Children were invited to draw a picture, create a design, or write letters and words using the white pastel and paper.
Once the secret message had been written, children brushed the paint over top and watched their message magically appear!
Some children wrote messages to themselves, while others passed their papers back and forth. It was very exciting being given a message from a friend! Some children couldn't wait to get to the painting area to decode their secret message!
This activity inspired much writing and positive interaction among our young learners! It's easy to do it at home too! Why don't you encourage your child to write secret messages to family members? It's a great way to get children interested in writing and discussing their writing with others!
Some Ontario Curriculum that this activity fulfilled includes: