Coding Websites & Apps: K - 2nd
Our Code Fu Team have compiled a list of our favorite Coding Websites for parents and K - 2nd teachers to use in the classroom. These are quick & easy introductions into Computer Programming! All of the websites have free courses; you can purchase more if it is the right fit for your home or classroom.
Code Monkey is a free website that teaches kids how to program a monkey to catch bananas. Students also practice mathematics and measuring skills to gauge distance. Excellent for end of the year Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders.
The nationally acclaimed non-profit is an excellent introduction into Computer Programming. This is perfect for Principals, Teacher's and Directors of Educational Technology to implement in the classroom and monitor their students progress.
Scratch Jr. is the K - 2nd version of MIT's Scratch programming language. Using simple block based coding, Scratch Jr. gives students the creative freedom to use code to create stories & games from their imagination. One of the best free apps out there for end of the year kindergartners, 1st, and 2nd graders. They have simple curriculum you can project to your students in your classroom.
Lightbot Jr. teaches students the computational logic of Computer Programming by having students code a robot that turns on lights. Puzzles get progressively more challenging and can be a bit tricky towards the end. Best for 1st and 2nd graders.
Kodable is another great app for teaching kids to code. Students code their FuzzBalls to move around the screen and collect coins. Excellent for Kindergarten and 1st.