Coding and computer programming may seem like a highly advanced skill, but even kids can learn these skills, thanks to hands-on, accessible activities and kits.

Raspberry Pi is a mini, fully functional computer that introduces users to the basics of computer science and how a computer’s hardware functions.

Arduino may look high-tech, but it’s accessible for kids just starting to learn about electronics. This set has a programmable circuit board and software, which can be used to write and upload code.

Snapino combines  Snap Circuits and Arduinos, so kids learn about electric circuits and coding at the same time. They can learn to program lights and sensors, and learn how a traffic light works!

Scratch is an introductory programming language that is intentionally easy to learn. Kids can learn the concepts behind coding without having to lean a complex code language. Creating video games with Scratch is a popular activity in the makerspace.

Little Bits Code Kit is another way kids can explore both electric circuits and programming. Kids can learn coding while creating and playing games they make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scratch is an introductory programming language that is intentionally easy to learn. Kids can learn the concepts behind coding without having to lean a complex code language. Creating video games with Scratch is a popular activity in the makerspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Bits Code Kit is another way kids can explore both electric circuits and programming. Kids can learn coding while creating and playing games they make.