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Let's Pretend - Secret Agent - Make invisible ink, write secret messages and solve the number mystery

With VE Day celebrations fast approaching, there's never been a better time to dive into the world of spies, secret agents and codes to make some creative games for kids.

No matter your age, playing and learning together can be a wonderful way to bridge the generation gap. But did you know the secret power of real play isn't just something kids like to do it's something they need to do? Physical activities combined with creativity and a sprinkling of imagination, exercises their minds and encourages them to work together.

At Jaques we are celebrating V.E Day with a few ideas to get you started with your own (completely screen free!) spy games for kids. 


How To Make Invisible Ink And Write Your Own Secret Message

It might sound like something out of Harry Potter, but writing secret messages is one of those easy to make kids learning toys that you can all get stuck into as a family.

 Mission 1: Click here for printable instructions - How to make invisible ink and write you own secret message  


How To Create Your Own Secret Agent Code Name

An ideal way to tempt movie loving kids away from the television, creating your own secret agent name is great screen free fun for all the family.

Mission 2: Click here for printable instructions - How to create your own secret agent code name


How To Become A Number Detective 

Perfect if your children are a fan of solving mysteries and figuring out clues, this easy to make game combines problem solving with plenty of opportunities for encouragement from the rest of the family. See if you can match the right key to open the right padlock!

Mission 3: Click here for printable instructions - How to be a Number detective

These spy games are not just creative games for kids, but can be enjoyed by all ages too, and VE Day offers a wonderful opportunity for all generations to share stories and find new ways to play and learn together.

Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ellis Fordery
Creative Content Editor
Graduating university with a 2:1 degree in Media Studies, Ellis discovered a passion for creative and media writing. Along with completing courses in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing and Social Media Management, she has a comprehensive knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation. She is currently using her expertise to produce creative content for our social platforms, our blog, and Mini Minds Hub.
Faith Scanlon
Social Media Executive
A-Level graduate, Faith, developed a passion for Creative Marketing and developed these skills to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Her interest in child education came through as a professional kid’s entertainer, combining the best parts of play and learning together as a celebration. She is currently using her expertise to share our brand with the social community. In her spare time, Faith enjoys writing and managing her own personal blog site, adding yet another feather to her creative cap.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.

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