Looking for the best free typing games for kids? The games here are great keyboarding practice for your students. Sometimes it’s hard to teach keyboarding. These free typing games help provide keyboarding lessons, games and some even track progress!
Free Coding Games For Kids
These games are made for browsers and are mobile-friendly for iPads, tablets and even phones.
What is Coding?
Here’s a great video from Code Monkey that explains what is coding to kids.
Best Free Coding Game for Young Students?
Of the above listed games, the one that students and I like the best are the games from Scratch, Scratch Jr. and Code.org. Code.org provides a variety of awesome free coding games for web browsers that can prove a challenge for younger students, but it helps students begin to understand what coding actually does by needing to break down actions into their smallest parts. The Scratch browser games and apps provide 2 levels of coding practice with the Jr. edition available for even Kindergarteners to practice coding using blocks.
Best Free Coding Game for Older Students?
My favorite of the above games is again Code.org. With its desktop and mobile-friendly features to use on any web browser, it provides many games that even older students will enjoy. A favorite is the Minecraft game that allows students to see how Minecraft is actually coded.
How can you introduce coding to kids?
There are many ways to introduce coding to kids. There are many videos, but here at Picture Book Brain we really like introducing coding to kids with picture books! Take a look at some of my favorite children’s books about coding and computers.
Conclusion: Best Free Coding Games For Kids
Try a few of these free coding games, and see which ones your students like! I’m sure they’ll find at least a few that they’ll enjoy. If there are any others that you like that you’d like to add, let me know! If any games no longer work or require payment, please say so in the comments!
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