Check out some of these tried and tested coding activities from other STEM education resources!

Recommended Resources

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Turn kids into robots in this super fun activity where you’ll determine commands and draw a grid as a “developer” navigates their “bot” to a ball. Be sure to take some time to poke around on the CSunplugged @home site while you’re there; they’ve got all kinds of other great ideas for learning about computer science without the screen!

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Hour of Code

Hour of Code was started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, and it has since grown to be a huge part of Computer Science Education Week (typically around the first full week of December). The website’s activities section definitely has something for everyone! We love‘s Dance Party for grades two and up and you can code your own meditation app too! This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what’s available, and if you’re short on time, no problem! As the title suggests, most of the activities take less than an hour.

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MIT App Inventor

Got an aspiring app developer on your hands? Be sure to check out the MIT App Inventor, where you’ll get to build a Magic 8-ball app! This one is ideal for older kids with some coding experience, and the MIT App Inventor itself is just a really cool tool. There are tons of tutorials and, once you’re feeling confident, you can use the create apps! feature (top left) to code apps of your own!