Grab this St. Patrick’s Day coding worksheets to practice sequencing today and finish writing sequences with Lucky Charms™ cereal!
I tend to avoid buying cereals with marshmallows in them because my kids enjoy eating only the marshmallow pieces and that’s definitely not the most filling breakfast.
However, those marshmallow pieces are perfect for some St. Patrick’s Day coding to practice sequencing.
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Our Family Code earns from qualifying purchases. Please see our Disclosure Policy for more details.
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.
Unplugged coding worksheets also teach kids 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!
You’ll also enjoy: Winter Dolch Sight Word BINGO for Kids
Why Teach Preschoolers to Code?
Teaching toddlers and preschoolers to think like a computer programmer only strengthens their ability to interact and make logical connections with computers as they grow.
Unplugged coding activities offer parents and educators a unique opportunity to get children as young as 2 started with logical thinking activities without the need for a computer.
My toddler could work an iPhone at 6 months old, so why not teach her coding at 2yrs old? With activities like these, she is well on her way to thinking like a computer programmer.
This opens a whole new world of possibilities for her as she grows and explores careers. As a girl who can code, I want my girls to understand that careers in technology are available to them!
Unplugged Coding Activity: How to Catch a Leprechaun Sequence Coding Activity
How are Sequences involved in Coding?
Sequences help children to recognize patterns that make the world around them more understandable and predictable.
Sequences are one of the three basic structures in programming along with selections and loops. With these three structures, any task can be diagrammed.
In a sequence, an action leads to another action that follows in a predetermined order or pattern. Not only is sequencing an important concept to learn for coding, but it is also incredibly important for identifying components in stories by sequencing events.
Recommended: It’s Not Luck, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Logic Word Puzzle
Lucky Sequences Supplies
- Lucky Sequences Workbook (Grab this at the end of the post!)
- Lucky Charms™
- Bingo Daubers (optional)
- Stickers (optional)
Favorite Worksheet Supplies
Check out our most used worksheet supplies and grab them today!
How to Use this St. Patrick’s Day Coding Worksheet
To write the sequences, you can use Lucky Charms™ or use bingo daubers to match the colors of the objects.
We like to use dry erase pocket sleeves for our worksheets in order to protect them or use dry erase markers with them. In the workbook, there are three different worksheets of sequencing to work on!
Please note: Lucky Charms™ is a registered trademark of General Mills.
Some Books to Read about Computer Programming
We love incorporating books into our activities. Here are some great books about coding to read with your activity!
- Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno
- Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone
- Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding by Linda Liukas
- How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk
Similar Coding Activities
- Coding the Way Unplugged STEAM Activity
- Candy Heart Coding Unplugged Coding Activity for Preschoolers
- Get Your Kids Coding With Osmo
- Crack the Code & Binary Code 5-Bit Challenge
How to Catch a Leprechaun Sequence Coding Activity
Help Paddy the Leprechaun collect all of his gold coins and get to the rainbow by coding the shortest sequence in this leprechaun sequence coding activity!!
Shamrock Doodle Art Logical Reasoning Activity
This shamrock doodle art activity is super simple and so soothing to complete! This activity is a great way to practice logical reasoning skills as well!
St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge Cards
From walking rainbows to coding coins, these St. Patrick’s Day STEM challenge cards are perfect for celebrating the holiday with STEAM!
It's Not Luck, it's a St. Patrick's Day Lucky Logic Word Puzzle
We love to put our logical thinking to the test and work on logic puzzles! This St. Patrick’s Day lucky logic word puzzle activity is a way for kids to use logical thinking and pattern matching paired with spatial recognition and spelling.
Preschool Shamrock Process Art Sensory Activity
Make preschool shamrock process art with green peppers for a great sensory learning experience!
Toddler Rainbow Color Recognition Storybook Activity
This toddler rainbow color recognition activity is a great way to incorporate a fantastic book about colors with a tangible color recognition fine motor activity!
This activity is a great way to have some Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, or Summer fun and it reinforces color matching as well as supports fine motor skills.
Grow a Rainbow Chromatography STEM Activity
This growing rainbow chromatography pots of gold activity is a super low-prep STEM activity that demonstrates capillary action, cohesion, and adhesion!
Color by Hexadecimal Rainbow Coding Activity
Color-by-number activities are a great way to introduce basic coding skills by following a key code, matching pieces and patterns to create an image, and executing an algorithm or series of steps to complete the activity!
This Color by Hexadecimal Rainbow is an excellent activity to introduce hexadecimal color coding other to young kids with a recognizable and well-known object!
Awesome Free Printables for St. Patrick's Day
Print these free Irish blessing printables to decorate around the house!
PIN THIS IMAGE TO SAVE THIS FUN ST. PATRICK’S DAY UNPLUGGED CODING ACTIVITY!
Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
You can also find out more about me by visiting ToniGardner.com!