In this video I introduce to the students the idea of giving instructions to a robot (their friend). This leads into understanding that a program is simply a sequence of instructions.
There are several activities in this video that allow for students to predict the outcome of several simple programs.
This video can be used independently or it can be teacher lead. The video concludes by setting a classroom activity for the students to use the simple language they have learnt to control their partner around a classroom/workspace.
The lesson plan for this activity can be found on my TPT account Titled: Programming BG-BOT Lesson Plan.