Hop Scotch Coding® (Hour of Code) – Unplugged & Google Slide/Distance Learning
K – 3rd
Computer Science – Technology, Gifted and Talented
Activities, Fun Stuff
Now includes PAPERLESS Google Slides Hop Scotch coding! Students can build and act out their own their own codes in either a slideshow format or a board format! Perfect for Distance Learning!
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Hop Scotch Coding provides a simple, interactive introduction to unplugged, block-style coding that is perfect for Kindergarten through third graders as they learn the basics of programming. After completing activities such as these, they can apply similar block coding strategies to coding websites and apps for kids and eventually to more advanced languages of coding.
In groups of 3-4, students will build a sequence of code on the floor together. Each student will then take turns walking through the sequence of code and following the instructions all the way from START to STOP. A sequencing arrow means to advance forward and a movement card signals an action that the student must do. A looping mat can be placed behind a movement mat for students to repeat the action a given number of times.
Includes the following:
p. 3-4: Teacher Instructions
p. 5: Coding Apps and Websites Poster
p. 6: What is Coding? Poster
p. 7: Flow Control Structures Poster
p. 8: START mat
p. 9: STOP mat
p. 10: Sequencing Arrow mat
p. 11-13: Looping mats
p. 14-25: Movement (Conditions) mats
p. 26: Credits
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Teresa R. –
A very fun off-line coding activity! I used this with multi-age groups of kids and they all had a blast! Thank you very much! -Teresa R.
David L. –
MY STUDENTS LOVED THIS! We did an I do, We do, You do. The creativity and teamwork that went along with this was amazing. We even had some students create new cards to add for their friends. -David L.
Andrea M. –
My students have loved this! And they can do it in groups without me having to be present with all groups simultaneously because it has visuals as well as words for my “not quite” readers. -Andrea M.
Easy to follow instructions for students! I used this to introduce coding to my class and students were very engaged! Thank you! -CrissCrossCorner
Kimberly D. –
My kinders loved doing this activity! They did great creating and following the paths and got the coding concepts I was teaching. So much fun! -Kimberly D.
2am Gems – Iris Walker Education –
My class can not get enough of this! Luckily we had a few rainy day recess where we used this outside of a lesson. They are so happy that there are more themes to this activity. -2am Gems-Iris Walker Education
brenda L. –
My fifth graders had a great time teaching coding to younger students using this resource. It is a great unplugged activity. -brenda L.
Jessica LR –
The internet was down and my students we not able to do the coding lesson that I had planned. So I pulled up this activity that I had saved on my laptop and they had so much acting out the coding live. We also did the Halloween one too since it was a few days after the Holiday. I plan on printing these out and having a set available so they can create their own coding pattern for any future internet outages. Thank you for saving me in a pinch! -Jessica LR
Tonia M H. –
First of all, let me just say that my 4th & 5th graders had more fun with this unplugged coding than my younger grades. I can’t wait to purchase the Hop Scotch Dance Party. -Tonia M H.
lauren J. –
My students loved this resource. We learned about coding over the summer and this activity was perfect. They were very engaged and there were endless ways to change the hopscotch game. I would definitely recommend to others with young and active children/students. -lauren J.
Kayla Moran –
My kindergarten and first graders had the best time with all of the hop scotch coding activities. It also helps to introduce the concept in a fun and engaging way! -Kayla Moran
Chelsea K. –
I LOVED USING THIS IN MY CLASSROOM 2 YEARS AGO!! This was a good hands-on coding experience for my students. They were doing coding.org and saw that what they learned on the website, they can practice and create their own hopscotch. The possibilities are ENDLESS! -Chelsea K.
Darcy E. –
This was a perfect introduction to unplugged coding! I used it in conjunction with the book “How to Code a Rollercoaster.” It worked as an introductory lesson for both first and third grade. The kids stayed very engaged and had so much fun with it that they asked to use it for indoor recess. Very good way to get them talking about and understanding the coding process. I plan on using it in small group centers this year as well. -Darcy E.
malinda G. –
Any chance kids get to get up and move, is always a crowd pleaser. This is a fun way to continue to support them in their understanding in coding. Very creative and unique. Thanks! -malinda G.
Katie Pobudziej –
This was one of the best things I bought! My little guys loved it because they got to move and my big guys loved it because they could challenge their classmates to follow their directions! -Katie Pobudziej