Below, you will find five lesson plans you can use to introduce students to creative coding. Every lesson provided follows an identical structure: a period of play, followed by exploration, watching a PBS KIDS episode, creating a project, sharing the project, and additional challenges for the student. Each lesson is also centered around a different PBS KIDS show, and will allow students to create projects featuring their favorite characters.
Grown-ups are encouraged to utilize, adapt, and remix the activities in whatever way will work best for the students they are working with.
Keep in mind that the lessons become more challenging as you progress further down.
Help rescue PEG + CAT from a tree!
Animate animal traits with the WILD KRATTS!
Create an adventure with READY JET GO!
Grow a digital garden with NATURE CAT!
Explore cause and effect with WORDGIRL!