These Winter Coding Games are a wonderful way to introduce coding to students or as a way to practice coding without technology. You can use this as a center for students to practice logical reasoning and sequencing of steps. Students should write or “program” a portion or the entire sequence before they “run” their program to see if it is correct. This is challenging and will help build their logical reasoning skills. There are no wrong answers unless students don’t collect all of the necessary pieces. There are many ways to complete the tasks. There are a number of types of boards and directions in this set so you can easily differentiate within your classroom. With a number of different boards, students can complete the same activity a number of times.
These games make great STEM activity that can be played whole class, in groups, in partners or independently. The games can be put in a science center as a fun, seasonal activity. These activities are great for classrooms participating in The Hour of Code™.
There are 3 different activities. For each activity, students use one of four program directions: move forward, turn right, turn left or repeat 2 times. There is a second option where students can write move forward a specific number of spots.
- has 6 different game boards where students must follow a specific sequence in order to help the children complete some fun winter activities. There is also a differentiated version with less steps as well for each of the 6 boards.
- has 6 different game boards where students must follow a specific sequence in order to have the students complete a number of activities on their snow day. There is also a differentiated version with less steps for these boards as well.
❄Build a Snowman!
- is a less sophisticated coding activity. You can use this to introduce coding or as a way to differentiate the activity. Students build a snowman by collecting each piece in any order. There are 3 different game boards.
❄ For each game: there are both written and visual directions and optional moveable pieces
❄ Winter Fun - 12 total Game Boards
❄ Snow Day- 12 total Game Boards
❄ Build a Snowman! -3 Game Boards
❄ Recording Sheets for each game
❄ Optional code cards
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