Learn to Code Unplugged with Hotwheels #kindercoding @codeorg #HourOfCode
Teaching kids code uses teaching simple code concepts to assist youngsters with critical thinking, creativity, and persistence!
Today we have another great unplugged coding activity on the blog! When first getting started with learning to code, it’s best to start completely unplugged. Screen-free coding activities are perfect to teach coding fundamentals. Kids as young as kindergarten can learn the basic concepts of coding.
In this activity, we will be playing a grid-based coding game. Grid-based coding games are an easy way to teach kids about sequencing, algorithms and debugging. Grids are like a maze and provide kids with the challenge of giving instructions to get their ‘computer’ from start to finish.
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