Are you ready to prepare even the youngest learners to become bi-literate? Code the Pizzeria incorporates computational thinking concepts (algorithm design, variables, sequencing, and commands) as well as language comprehension (background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy knowledge) and word recognition (sight recognition) to create a specially-designed coding experience for littles. This game is made with the belief that primary learners can and should learn how to read and write both text and computer-based media.
Code the Pizzeria is fully self-checking with audiovisual directions included within the game. There is no prep work for teachers except to load the game onto students' computers. Students can click on the executable game file and instantly play independently or with a friend.
If you use play/choice centers within your classroom, this game can be easily incorporated into the computer center as part of a unit on cooking, following directions, or other social studies concepts. It can be used in 1:1 classrooms or with small groups - you may load it onto as many of your students' computers as you would like.
Please watch the preview video for a closer look at Code the Pizzeria!
FOR COMPUTERS ONLY - this game will NOT work on tablets (such as iPads). It will run on computer operating systems (Windows or Mac) on desktops, laptops, and Chromebooks with a minimum of Flash Player 10 installed and permission to run executable files.
UPDATE For Mac Users - some users get an error message when first trying to run the game file. The message reads, "Code the Pizzeria can't be opened. You should move it to trash." To resolve this Gatekeeper issue, please open your Terminal and type sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine followed by a space and then drag the game file into the Terminal. Hit your enter/return key and close your Terminal. The issue will be resolved and when you click the game file (.app) it will run normally.