Code your way through the Christmas season with these Christmas unplugged coding activities for kids! From elves to snowmen, learn how to think like a computer programmer, and write some basic algorithms and pseudocode!
You’ll even find some fun Christmas coding artwork! Similar block coding activities are also available on coding websites and applications for kids including Scratch, Kodable, and Code.org.
WHY ARE UNPLUGGED CODING ACTIVITIES IMPORTANT?
Unplugged coding activities are designed to build the foundation of coding. These activities are essentially games and activities that teach children how to think logically about objects, how to break down large tasks into smaller tasks that are easier to complete, and how to identify errors.
Working hands-on makes coding concepts tangible and unplugged coding activities are ideal for young coders. Unplugged coding activities are pretty easy to set up. We recently used basic coding concepts to code artwork!
Christmas Unplugged Coding Activities for Kids
From elves to snowmen, learn how to think like a computer programmer, and write some basic algorithms and pseudocode!
Do you think you can communicate like a computer programmer? Test your communication skills by giving another person step-by-step directions on how to build a Christmas LEGO design without them seeing the final result.
This is a great activity for kids to work on following and communicating multiple action step instructions to complete a task, solve a problem, or perform a procedure.
Trixie the Elf needs helping searching for the perfect outfit for each day of the week. Learn how to use boolean expressions to narrow down exactly the right outfit in this Christmas Elf boolean logic activity.
Find the correct sequence to help Frosty the Snowman find his way through town before he melts away in this unplugged coding worksheet for kids! This free worksheet is great to print to use in a classroom or even at home!
We like to practice verbalizing our sequences as well because it helps to practice coding concepts in different ways in order to master them!