New Year Goal-Setting & Reflection Cryptogram | Growth Mindset Codebreaker

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Start in January with some student-led goals for the 2023 New Year, either as an independent cryptogram activity pack or a scavenger hunt! A great escape room alternative with growth mindset in mind.

First, students use the key to decode the 9 messages. The messages revealed are reflective and goal-setting tasks and questions, which students then respond to in the spaces given. Start the New Year with a positive attitude!


  • Printable single-page code sheet (to be used in classroom-only version of activity)
  • Nine printable pages of code cards (to be displayed around school for scavenger hunt version of activity)
  • 16 printable pages of coded activities and response sheets
  • One answer key page
  • Two printable pages of extension tasks
  • Separate file of original 2021 versions of the product (year not mentioned)

Want the BUNDLE? Check out BUNDLE of Codebreaking Activities and Games | Crack the Codes | Complete Tasks

Additional tasks ask students to:

  • write more questions and tasks using the given code, then decode and respond to each others messages
  • create a new code of their own and use it to share messages of positivity and encouragement
  • extension tasks require students to name the code systems, with reasoning
  • answer key included

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