This printable activity will inspire your students to create their own alphabet, which they can then use to encode secret messages to their classmates! This is a highly motivational activity for students of all abilities, especially those who are reluctant to write. Extra characters at the bottom give an opportunity to discuss verbs, nouns, adjectives, and plural forms in English. This activity can also inspire a discussion of conventions in the English language, the differences between languages, and the relationship between spoken and written language.
For visual art or graphics teachers, this assignment can also be used to begin a discussion of fonts, font families, letter forms, or typography.
Fun for all ages!