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Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
You could start by counting how many spaces for letters you have.
Where do you find the first letter? What could the next letter be? And the next?
When you're using your own word, what happens if you put the letters in every second space ... every third space ... every fourth space?
Can you explain why?