Although started in Greece as a form of entertainment, anagrams were wildly popular in Medieval Europe. The father of anagrams is believed to be the Greek Poet Lycophron. Anagrams are a type of Word Play that the players choose a name or phrase and have the other players try and come up with another phrase using only those letters. It is really difficult the first few times the child does it, but if you encourage them to keep trying and start out with single words or use an online anagram creator to help get the anagram-ic juices flowing. This is a great exercise to stimulate higher-level thinking and sometimes more importantly lateral thinking. (

Here are some popular Anagrams to get you started:

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one

A Decimal Point = I’m a Dot in Place

Astronomers = Moon Starers

How about trying some that reflect our Ways:

Sleipnir =

Mjollnir =

Online Anagram generators:

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