You want to introduce or teach your Kindergartens about programming / coding however you don’t have access to computers? Or maybe you do have access but want a fun STEM activity that is simplified. This is the resource for you! After completing these printable activities, your students can apply similar logic and strategies to coding websites and apps. This coding activity is based around the theme of Lucky Charms and Saint Patrick's Day which is great for March.
The main focus of this resource is basic logic puzzles which is great for Hour of Code. These are printable puzzles with cuttable commands. This resource includes the following type of activities and worksheets:
- How To Use for Educators
- How To Play for students
- Coding Map
- Map Pieces in color
- Crack the code recording sheet
- Crack the code chart for smartboard
This resource comes in a standard size 11 x 8.5 printable PDF as well as an editable Google Slide. This means you can quickly change the code to work for you, and or remove unused slides to share with students.. You can print it out and provide the sheets to your students, or send it digitally inside your Google Class and allow the students to drag and drop. This makes for a great distance learning classroom activity.
After completing activities such as these, the students can apply similar block coding strategies to coding websites and apps for kids such as code.org and Kodable. If you want something more advanced that covers more coding concepts, check out the "unplugged coding bundle". To allow students to be most successful, please MODEL and clearly discuss directions for this activity before they complete it with partners.