Christmas Coding Practice Mega Bundle Digital & Print (Unplugged) Hour of Code

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I used this in the last couple of weeks of school to support the children in what they have learnt in class in Technology lessons as well as to have fun.

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    This money-saving bundle includes both interactive digital Boom Cards and printable (unplugged) materials that provide fun ways for young students to practice and learn the basics of computer coding and programming.

    The engaging activities provide practice in both following code and creating code as well as sequencing skills, problem-solving, logical thinking, cause and effect skills, and computational thinking. Students will learn the importance of correct sequencing in coding, which is a fundamental aspect.

    Print (Unplugged) Materials

    You receive a printable hands-on coding activity plus 20 printable coding practice pages with answer keys.

    The printable activities can be used as an introduction to coding prior to using the digital Boom Cards or in conjunction with the digital Boom Cards.

    Hands-On Coding Activity

    In this activity, students first design a map or grid of the North Pole and then act as computer programmers to design basic code in the correct sequence that will command a Christmas character to follow the path and move to a select location (end point) at the North Pole.

    Many different designs, end points, and codes can be created making each play different!

    This activity can be done whole group, individually, or with partners.

    You receive:

    • 20 different design pieces
    • 5 different movable Christmas characters
    • Directional arrow coding cards
    • A map / grid of the North Pole
    • Printable code recording page

    Printable Practice Pages with Answer Keys

    You also receive 10 printable practice pages for following code with answer keys.

    Students draw the path through the North Pole by following the code in the correct sequence starting in the bottom left box with the star. Complete the pages with pencils, crayons, Dot Painters, or place them in page protectors and use dry erase markers so pages can be used over and over again.

    Also includes 10 printable practice pages for creating code with answer keys.

    Students create the code for the highlighted path through the North Pole by drawing directional arrows in each coding box across the top.

    Digital Materials

    You also receive 2 digital Boom Card decks that are self-checking and include audio directions so young students can work independently. They can be used on your interactive whiteboard, iPads, desktop, tablet, smartphone or with Google classroom.

    In the first deck, students move either a reindeer, Santa, Mrs. Clause, or an elf to the correct place at the North Pole by following the code. This helps students learn the importance of following each step of code in the correct sequence in order to get the the desired response and why sequence matters in a computer program.

    In the second deck, students create the code for the highlighted blue path through the North Pole by dragging and dropping the arrows to the boxes. They then move the Christmas character from the box with the gold star along the path according to the code they created. This helps students learn the importance of creating each step of code in the correct sequence in order to get the the desired response and why sequence matters in a computer program.

    Each Christmas coding deck includes 20 unique cards that play in random order so each play of the deck is different.

    **Please see the preview files for playable samples and pictures.**

    Perfect for hour of code, STEM / STEAM instruction, computer programming class, or center time.

    What other educators are saying about this resource:

    "What a great resource! Very easy to use! Great unplugged coding activity to use before Christmas. The kids were begging to do more." - Lisa W.

    "This is perfect for my kindergartners who are still struggling with mouse skills. Some can do it on paper and others on the computers. Best Christmas Present Ever! Thank you!" - Tracy W.

    "A great planning and activity resource for learning independent skills, practice, and reinforcement of skills. Very beneficial to develop critical thinking and problem solving. User friendly and was enjoyed by my students." - Tiffany M.

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