Coding – Programming

Updated 12-4-22

Program on computers, iPads, laptops–whatever works, whatever age. I’ll start this list with web-based options, by grade level and then continue with a mash-up:


1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade



Build an App

  1. Apps Geyser
  2. App Inventor–build Android apps on a smartphones; from MIT
  3. Game Salad
  4. Glide–create an app from a spreadsheet
  5. Jotform App Builder
  6. Metaverse–create apps using Metaverse’s AR platform
  7. Thunkable

Coding Curriculum

  1. Code Academy
  2. Coursera
  3. Free Code Camp
  4. Google Computer Science for High School–free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers
  5. Learn to Code (for free)
  6. PluralSight
  7. Ted-ED Think Like A Coder–a 10-episode cartoon-based series to teach kids about coding in a game format
  8. Tree House

Hour of Code


  1. Animatron–design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices.
  2. Basics of Coding–from AT&T
  3. BeeBop–based on the Beebop floor robot–free
  4. BotLogic–great for Kindergarten and youngers
  5. BrainPop coding games
  6. Build a website–a guide
  7. Cargo-Bot—logic iPad gamecoding
  8. Cato’s Hike (K+)
  9. Chrome Experiments–geeky experimentation with programming
  10. Codea (Perfect for Intermediate+)
  11.–learn to code; with teacher accounts, no student emails required (join with Join code)
  12. Codespace–coding curriculum
  13. Daisy the Dinosaur—intro to programming
  14. Edabit–learn to code with interactive challenges
  15. Grasshopper–coding app for beginners with lesson tutorials; intuitive
  16. Hopscotch (for up to intermediate–more complicated that Kodable)
  17. I like programming video
  18. Kodu—game programming
  19. Learn to code
  20. LightBot Jr.–programming for six-year olds
  21. Lightbot–solving puzzles with programming; MS
  22. Minecraft coding mod
  23. Move the Turtle–programming via iPad for middle school
  24. Osmo Coding--a purchased game system to teach coding
  25. Pencil Code
  26. Pyonkee–free, a little glitchy
  27. Robby Leonardi–programmer–a game played about programming in the style of Mario
  28. ScratchJr--for ages 5-7
  29. Stencyl–build games without coding with downloaded software
  30. Stickman–draw a stick figure and the site animates it
  31. Swift Playground–from Apple, includes lessons and challenges designed to teach kids to code
  32. Symbaloo collection for coding
  33. TED Talk on young programmers
  34. Which Language Should You Learn to Code–an infographic of options


  1. Cue–from Wonder Workshop
  2. Dash and Dot — from Wonder Workshop–younger thinkers
  3. Drones
  4. Mebo
  5. Robot Don
  6. Sphero


Click for an Hour of Code lesson plan bundle (K-8).

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