# St. Patrick’s Day Coding: Preschool STEAM

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.

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## 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!

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## 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!

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## 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.

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## 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!

We love incorporating books into our activities. Here are some great books about coding to read with your activity!

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## 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!

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