Secret Message Decoder Makes a Great Gift for Kids

I love how secret messages and codes get my kids writing! Maybe not paragraphs but the important thing is they are having fun and writing.

Which is why I fell in love with this wooden secret decoder disk from The Wooden Toy Shop on Etsy. We’ve been having tons of family fun laughs writing each other weird and silly notes — as you can see below.

This secret decoder disk uses a Caesar Cipher to encrypt and decrypt your secret messages which is the same technique Julias Caesar used to send important messages to his armies. Pretty neat, huh?


Mark, toy inventor, dad, and owner of the Wooden Toy Shop, wants an Imagination Soup winner to win a set of Secret Decoder Disks – two in a set – valued at $13.00. I think you all should enter, and if you don’t win — just go buy the disks because they’re so awesome! Don’t worry that there aren’t any left, email Mark and tell him what you want and I am sure he can take care of you. (Tell him I sent you!)

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below by December 1, 2011, midnight MST. Winner will be chosen at random. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to Imagination Soup’s official sweepstake rules. No purchase necessary. Open to individuals in U.S. only, 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited.

Good luck, everyone!

Keep Reading . . . 

 All Writing Gifts for Kids

 PuppeTees Totes and Shirts

 Simplicity Parenting Starts With Decluttering


  1. Nichole says

    I love this! It’s becoming more difficult to find great gifts for girls 7+ at a great price too. Will be adding these to my shopping list now :)

  2. Dulce Hernandez says

    I just love your secret code wheels, I know my 3 granddaughters will too, they are at the age of “secrets” so this comes in very very handy at just the perfect time!!!! Thank you so very much!!!!!

  3. Jill says

    My daughter would love the Secret Decoder Disk! She is a fan of the Jigsaw Jones book series and Jigsaw and Mila frequently use secret codes in the books. She would be over the moon to write notes with a special friend using this. Thanks for the chance to win a set!

  4. Iris says

    oh, I can just hear the giggles of my grandbabes as they create messages for each other and the rest of us too… what fun to have a chance at Secret Decoder Disks… thanks you…!!

  5. Brandy Lane says

    My oldest two kids would love one of these… it really helps put the fun in practicing their writing skills! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. says

    I was thinking the same thing. I am hostiing a little boy book club of boys grades 1, 2 and 3. I am going to do The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hogeland Hunter which is an advanced picture book. For the activity, I think I am going to get these toys for each boy and have them break a code to find something …

    Love this toy! Thanks! and would love to win one because I’ll need 4!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *