Morse Code Sleepover Party
This post is sponsored by Energizer
Imagine this: Your kid is invited to a top secret sleepover and only she, a master coder, can decipher the dots and dashes that reveal the secret message. Is she up for the challenge? What if the code was Morse Code, a communication method that has been around for almost 200 years? Could she unlock the message? Of course she could!
Morse Code is very simple to learn. Kids these days are learning to code in summer camp and in after school clubs. They are writing apps in their spare time and every other word is IDK or LOL… Wouldn’t it be cool if they learned a code that has been used since the 1800s?
Our sponsor Energizer thought so, too. So, they sent over a few of their new flashlights so my daughter and her friends could learn and have fun communicating in Morse Code during their sleepover at our home.
How to Host a Morse Code Sleepover:
1) We set the girls up with the flashlights, Morse Code translation sheets (see below for your own printable which fits neatly on the flashlight), pencils and paper and of course a really cool tent in the living room with lots of blankets and pillows.
2) Then the girls watched a video explaining how to send and read Morse Code. You can communicate via Morse code through sound (clicks) or light. Clearly, we chose light.
3) Everyone got comfy and when it was dark we enforced a no-talking rule. Not for long, of course, but it was fun to watch everyone blink it out for while in Morse code.
What’s that you’re saying? Send pizza?
It was a really fun night and all the girls learned some valuable skills in coding. You never know when a well placed dot-dash-dot might save the day!
For your own Morse Code-themed sleepover, here are some free printable sheets we made for you. Just download and print.
PIN FOR LATER
This post was sponsored by Energizer but the ideas are our own. Happy Blinking!
Published September 1, 2017. Last updated October 18, 2017.