My son is totally into anything Spy. We have watched The Spy Next Door about 20 times and everytime he absolutely cracks up. We check out spy books and watch spy movies and he just can’t get enough. So I decided we needed a Super Secret Spy day of our own. So we invited some friends over and had a blast!
The first thing we did was decode secret messages. Everyone wrote messages on plain white paper with a white crayon. We all wrote a message to each other so we would have something to put in our books when we were finished.
I wrote secret spy messages like “the candy on the refrigerator is purple” and weird things liek that. I told them it was spy language. So we all came up with our own spy language for things. “Mama Goose needs watering” was me saying I needed a drink of water.
Then we fingerprinted everyone. This part was messy but tons of fun. I got a stamp pad (any ink pad will do) and fingerprinted each of the kids. We did this multiple times so everyone would have everyone’s fingerprints in their books.
Here came the messy part! Now we took more fingerprints but this time we did it a little different. We used a piece of sand paper and a pencil. We rubbed the pencil on the sandpaper to make a dust of lead. You put one finger in the lead and then put the finger onto a piece of large tape. The fingerprint transfers onto the tape.
Then put the tape onto a piece of paper.
Do this for each child in each book.
Then everyone got out their magnifying glasses (found at the Dollar Tree) and had to identify the fingerprints on the tape. It was so cool. We talked about how everyone had a different and unique fingerprint. They all got to see the different patterns and designs. They were amazed.