Introduction to Coding for Kids is a coding curriculum designed by our curriculum experts for teaching basic coding to kids.
The curriculum has been designed to introduce students to programming with our Scratch code blocks based graphical programming software, PictoBlox through coding activities for middle school such as animating characters, drawing shapes, making an automatic grading system, etc.
With its clear explanations and a variety of exciting coding activities for kids, Introduction to Coding for Kids will help students develop basic coding skills.
After completing Introduction to Programming, students will become familiar with programming basics, algorithms, logical reasoning, and conditional programming with the help of a variety of coding activities.
Apart from the aforementioned learning outcomes, this STEM curriculum will also help them develop skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.
Curriculum Lesson Plan
Section 1 - Getting Started
Students will be introduced to coding and its elements with a Scratch blocks-based graphical coding software – PictoBlox – and interesting hands-on coding activities.
Section 2 - Basic Coding Concepts
Students will be introduced to basic coding concepts such as variables, arithmetic operators, logical operators, and conditional statements.
Section 3 - Capstone Project
After learning the basics of programming, students will make a project in PictoBlox, which can be a game, a quiz or a story. Students will work on the project for 3 sessions.
Students can be given themes on which they can make the project like:
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Life Below Water
- Zero Hunger
- Traffic System