Educators & parents: You can do this Hour of Code Activity as a class or students can work on it independently. If you have any questions or need help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Hour of Code activity can be done completely screen-less / unplugged, or you can do the story first and then do a coding activity on a tablet. Our story integrates real code using ScratchJr, a coding language that gets kids coding at an early age (ages 3-6) using colorful coding blocks.
This is a great introduction for students with no coding background. Students will be introduced to the concept of coding as a way to control what sprites do, including using the ScratchJr coding blocks to make characters talk and hide.
For this Hour of Code activity, we'll start with a story. You can find the full PDF of the story as well as related worksheets that you can print out by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/cslletsplay
In the video below, you can watch a read aloud of the story and then a tutorial of how to code your own ScratchJr project.
ScratchJr is a FREE app you can download on any tablet or phone. Students can use the ScratchJr programming app to code and remix the story that you read together.