Hour of Code season has arrived, and we’re excited to unveil new activities from our partners!
There are nearly 100 new activities to try during CS Education Week, happening this year from Dec. 9–15. And with more than 600 tutorials total, everyone can find the perfect activity. Tutorials can be filtered by grade, experience level and classroom hardware, and as always, we have activities that work offline or without computers.
Show us your #CSforGood projects
We’re celebrating this year’s Hour of Code theme with 30 new CS for Good-themed activities from activity providers. Be sure to use the hashtag #CSforGood when you share your projects on social media because we’ll be on the lookout for projects to showcase on our social channels throughout CSEdWeek.
You can also email us directly about your #CSforGood projects at email@example.com! If you dream up a solution to a local or global problem using computer science and then bring it to life, we want to hear about it.
For educators, we’re providing a helpful guide for talking about #CSforGood in the classroom that features discussion prompts and questions about technology’s role in creating positive change. Take a look here!
Fresh takes on our two most-popular activities
Lookout for an announcement coming in mid-November with details on new features for Dance Party, and to meet the winning new dancer selected from the Dance Party character drawing contest! And there will be a new Minecraft coding lesson based on a real-world AI project, this time in Minecraft: Education Edition! Watch Minecraft’s social channels and stay tuned.
Sign-up for an Hour of Code to enter the robotics giveaway
Want to introduce robots or physical computing kits to your students? Our generous partners Sphero, iRobot, and micro:bit are donating sets to 75 U.S. classrooms. Sign up your class for a chance to be selected (only U.S. classrooms are eligible).
Find the right activity for your class
Our teacher committee has tested every activity on HourOfCode.com, and they’re listed in a teacher-recommended order.
You can find activities designed to reinforce math, language arts, science, social studies, and art. If you don’t have computers or reliable internet access, try any of these unplugged activities with your class or find more on Code.org.
Try some of the favorites from our partners:
For beginners of all ages
Code Your Hero (from Google CS First)
Turn an everyday hero from your life or community into a superhero by programming them to fly over buildings, spin, work with a sidekick, and score points by touching objects in a game. In Code Your Hero, show off your hero’s special powers and your own creativity with CS First and Scratch.
Beach Cleanup with Kodable (from Kodable)
Learn to program using basic commands and clean up the beach to protect ocean life.
CodeMonkey Jr.: Pre-coding for Preschoolers (from CodeMonkey)
In a world filled with captivating creatures and bright colors, 4–6 year olds will join a monkey on a mission to collect bananas and unlock treasure chests. All the while, they will explore and learn the basics of code as they use blocks to program a monkey’s journey through the world.
PBS KIDS Scratch Jr
With PBS KIDS Scratch Jr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games through programming games and lessons. Learn to code through games and activities featuring characters from Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Arthur, WordGirl, Peg + Cat, and Ready Jet Go! The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app for children ages 5–8.
Codesters: Code Your Own PSA (from Codesters)
Learn the basics of coding in Python while creating your own Public Service Announcement. Choose a topic you find important and design you own animated or interactive PSA to share critical information about how to make a positive impact on the world.
Responsible Consumption and Production (from Tynker)
Part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals project, this coding prompt shows off a short project exploring recycling and reuse. Readers can create their own game by expanding the project.
And there’s more! You can see the full list of activities on the Hour of Code site.
Get your classroom ready for Hour of Code with discounted posters
We’re running a sale on our inspirational Hour of Code posters! Starting today, use this link to get the 6-poster set for 50% off! The sale ends December 5, so order soon. We also have all the files available to print your own.
Thank you to our activity partners
Finally, a big thank you to all of the following organizations for creating activities for this year’s Hour of Code. None of this would be possible without your hard work!:
Autodesk Tinkercad, Barobo Inc., BlocksCAD, Bot School Inc., cherrypicks, Code Avengers, Code Camp World, CodeCombat, CodeHS, Code it!, Code Like a Girl and Trinket, Codemoji, CodeMonkey Studios, Codesters, Firia Labs, Gamefroot, Google, Grasshopper, Hello Ruby, HTML Academy, hyperPad, iCompute, iRobot, Kano, Kids Code Jeunesse, KinderLab Robotics, Inc., Kodable, Make School, Meet Edison, Micro:bit Educational Foundation, Microsoft, Modular Robotics, Modulo Inc., NCLab, Ozobot, PBS KIDS, Peblio, Phidgets Inc., Programming Basics, Raspberry Pi, RoboGarden, RobotMagic, Scratch, ScriptAcademy.net, Secret Science Laboratory, Sphero Edu, STEMcoding project, Terminal Two, Endless, Thunkable, Toxicode, Tynker, University of Washington-Tacoma, Vidcode, and Virginia Tech
Together, we can learn computer science and change the world.
-Hadi Partovi, Code.org founder and CEO