Ever wonder how to introduce computing without a lot of screen time? We’ve got the answer! Read about Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, code a “robot” to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and transform your name into binary code. It’s all below in this coding lesson plan!

Resources in This Lesson

Resource 1

Nominate someone to “become” a robot in this hilarious group activity that emphasizes the need for specificity in coding!


Rosie Explores Coding

Get ready for a mess and a ton of laughs as we code a "robot" to make a PB&J!

Resource 2

For our book, we’re reading Who Says Women Can’t be Computer Programmers?, which explores the life of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer.

Who Says Women Can't be Computer Programmers

Rosie Reads Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?

We're reading all about the world's first computer programmer - a woman named Ada Lovelace!

Resource 3

Learn how to code without any screen time in this hands-on activity that translates your name – or any word – into binary code jewelry!

Binary Jewelry

Rosie Makes Binary Jewelry

Learn the language of computers - binary - and make a bracelet by coding your name!

Resource 4

Continue learning and exploring with some of these tried and tested Rosie Recommends activities from other STEM educational resources. 

Coding Activities girls coding on tablets

Rosie Recommends Coding Activities!

From kid robots to apps for dance parties and meditation, we've curated a list of some of our favorite coding activities for you to explore!