Attached is a worksheet that allows students in years 1/2 to decode the secret messages using the provided sign language chart. Students are to use the sign language chart to identify the letter that coincides with the hand symbol to find out the secret message. Not only will students learn to decode information but it is also a task that encourages inclusivity.
This activity could also be adapted to upper primary students. Students could create their own secret message by taking photos of the hand movements and place these images on a word document to create a secret message. Once they have completed this their classmates could try to decode their secret message. Or prehaps create their own sign language chart and create a secret message.