Grab these Easter sequences preschool unplugged coding activity worksheets to practice sequencing today and finish writing sequences with jelly beans!
We love jelly beans and always try out the really weird flavors just for fun, so I made these sequence coding worksheets to work on pattern recognition with my toddler who is absolutely a future engineer and kid coder!
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Did you know that Easter is the biggest candy holiday of the year? I thought Halloween was the top before I managed a major retail store and had to figure out the logistics of Easter candy pallets.
The amount of jelly beans sold is unreal! According to CandyStore.com, there are over 16 billion jelly beans manufactured annually!! That’s enough to circle the Earth three times if they were placed end to end!
National Jelly Bean Day is April 22nd!
CandyStore.com compiled jelly bean sales data from the last 10 years and produced this map that shows the top jelly bean flavor for every state.
Source: 10+ years bulk candy sales data from CandyStore.com.
Jelly Belly Warehouse Tour
In true jelly bean fan form, we’ve visited the Jelly Belly Warehouse in Wisconsin! My favorite part (other than eating jelly beans!) was all of the jelly bean art. This was back when we had only two little kid coders running around this house!
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!
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, which 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!
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.
Easter Sequences Supplies
- Jelly Bean Sequences Workbook (Grab this at the end of the post!)
- Jelly Beans
- Bingo Daubers (optional)
- Stickers (optional)
How to Use the Jelly Bean Sequences Coding Worksheet
To write the Easter sequences, you can use jelly beans 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!
Click here to download the Easter Sequences Coding Worksheets
SOME BOOKS TO READ WITH YOUR ACTIVITY
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
- 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
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Easter STEAM Activities
Check out these awesome Spring and Easter STEAM activities that are the perfect way to incorporate Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math into the season!
Jelly Bean Sudoku Logical Reasoning Activity for Kids
We love jelly beans, so activities that involve candy are some of our favorite! These jelly bean sudoku puzzles are great for kids of all ages. You’ll even find two different blank Sudoku grids to make your own puzzles!
Easter Egg Algorithm Art Unplugged Coding Activity
In programming algorithms are used to create solutions to problems that can be reused, like when sorting or searching for something.
This Easter egg algorithm art activity introduces basic coding skills by giving kids a set of rules and steps to follow to create unique designs for each egg!
Easter Egg Sudoku Logical Reasoning Puzzle
Sudoku is a great activity to strengthen logical reasoning skills and decomposition skills while working with a simple algorithm, or a series of instructions for solving problems.
This Easter Egg Sudoku activity is a way to introduce kids as young as preschool to the rules and the use of logical reasoning to solve a problem.
Free Printable Easter Worksheets for Kids
There may still be snow on the ground here in Wisconsin, but Spring is quickly approaching! To celebrate, here are some free Easter worksheets for kids!
These worksheets include a few different exercises for kids of different learning levels.
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.
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!
Hexadecimal Color by Number Easter Eggs
Do you remember doing color-by-number activities when you were a kid? I loved following the key to color different sections of an image to reveal cool patterns or images! My kids love color-by-number activities including pixel coloring images.
This Hexadecimal Color-by-Number Easter Egg worksheet is a great introduction to how HTML color coding works and other basic coding skills!
How to Make a Recycled Plastic Water Bottle Sun Catcher
Are you ready for an awesome recycled art project that you can do with your kids?? Then you are in the right place! You can make a recycled plastic water bottle sun catcher with some plastic water bottles and permanent markers!
Finding Pi with Math Sun Catchers
The goal of this activity is to explore the number Pi and prove that it is a mathematical constant by making math sun catchers out of perler beads for a fun math + art STEAM activity!
Springtime Squeegee Painting Art Activity
Are you looking for a fun Spring craft that your kids will be crazy about??!! This Springtime squeegee butterfly art activity is the perfect way to make a Spring craft with a neat sensory experience!
Spring Logic Word Puzzle
We love to put our logical thinking to the test and work on logic puzzles! This Spring logic word puzzle activity is a way for kids to use logical thinking and pattern matching paired with spatial recognition and spelling.
Recycle Your Old Crayons into Suncatchers!
Repurpose crayons into beautiful sun catchers from crayon shavings! Use crayon shavings to make Easter Egg sun catchers with this repurposed crayon activity perfect for Easter and Earth Day!
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!