Abbreviate It

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • None

Directions

Teach the concept of abbreviating in a playful way. One of you thinks of two letters that the other has to turn into a phrase that matches the abbreviation. For example, FS could mean "feeling silly." Keep going as long as you can without getting stumped.

Extensions

  • Make up a list of abbreviations and write simple sentences that you take turns decoding.
  • Save the list and send or deliver secret messages to each other that no one else will understand.

Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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