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Valentine’s Day Unplugged Coding Activities

February 10, 2022


Looking for some fun Valentine’s Day-themed coding activities to do with your kids? Look no further! I’ve got a set of unplugged coding activities that are fun, engaging, and perfect for young kids. These simple, hands-on unplugged coding worksheets will help teach your kids the basics of coding concepts while they have some fun. Best of all, they can be done right at home with just a few basic supplies.

Learn Coding through Hands-On Activities

The activities are divided into two parts:

  • The first part of this activity is to use arrows to help the cute little bear find its way towards some delicious chocolates. These activities will help your kids understand sequencing concepts.

Sequence is an order of events that are executed exactly as they are given.

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In some activities, like when there’s a heart blocking their path, they’ll need to find alternative ways to navigate past these obstacles.

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  • In the second part of the worksheets, your kids need to find the errors in this path and help the bear get his yummy chocolates. This part helps your little learner develop code debugging skills.

Debugging is the process of finding and fixing bugs (errors) in code so that the task can be completed as expected.

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Similarly, in some activities, be aware of the heart blocks one the way when fixing the errors.

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How to Play?

Supplies Need

  • Valentine’s day unplugged coding activities worksheets (download at the bottom of the post)
  • Markers

Steps

  • Print out the worksheets.
  • Do activities from page 4 to page 9, in each page.
    • Use markers to draw arrows in the grids to help the teddy bear get to the chocolates, make sure you can only go four directions: up, down, left, right.
  • Do activities from page 10 to page 15, in each page.
    • Find errors on the path, use markers to draw the correct arrows in the grids.

Differentiation Ideas

  • If your kids cannot write, you can draw the arrows on dot stickers, and let them stick the correct stikcers on the grids. I always play in this way with my son, and he loves it!
  • To make it more interactive, you can set up these activities using real objects (i.e. toy car, toy house, and whatever you can think of as obstacles). The grids can easily be created by using tapes. You can relocate the obstacles to increase/decrease the challenges for your kids. They’ll have a blast playing in it!

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day Unplugged Coding Activities! We believe that coding can be an enjoyable activity for all with a little creativity and ingenuity. What are some ways you’ve used code in the past to create new experiences? Let us know what your favorite activities were on this list or if there is anything else you would like to see from us next time around. Happy coding!

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