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Pre-Opening Activity

Telephone Number Game

This is a secret-message game based on the telephone dial. Give each boy a pencil and paper and ask him to convert a very short message into code based on the dial numbers. It's tricky because there is a choice of three letters for each number. Here's a sample message:

36 DO

9687 YOUR

2378 BEST

When each boy has coded his message, have the boys exchange papers and try to decode each other's messages.