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Kids Get Coding

1st November 2017

Welcome to Kids Get Coding! Data Duck is so happy to see you… and we are too!

Here you can find a number of activities to accompany the ‘Kids Get Coding!’ book series.

We have games, puzzles, challenges and more…


Jump to Kids Get Coding: Algorithms and Bugs

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Learn to Program

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Our Digital World

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Staying Safe Online 


Jump to Kids Get Coding: Create, Write, Send 

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Coding in the Real World 

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Games and Animation 

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Develop Helpful Apps 


Buy Kids Get Coding: Algorithms and Bugs 

Exercise 1:

This exercise is a good first introduction to coding with Scratch.

Make a move (page 11)

Exercise 2: 

Can you help Data Duck draw some loops?

Loop the loop (page 12)

Exercise 3: 

Debug the Scratch code to help the baby duck follow the big duck!

Debug it!


Buy Kids Get Coding: Learn to Program

Exercise 1:

Give instructions to Data Duck to help rescue the ducklings and find the treasure!

Download the treasure hunt worksheet (page 15)

Exercise 2:

Practice your X & Y coordinates and help Data Duck collect apples…

 Play the apple collecting game!

Download the apple collecting worksheet (page 18)

Bonus Coordinate fun:

Can you draw the shapes using the given coordinates?

Play the shape drawing game!

Download the shape drawing worksheet 

Exercise 3:

How many bugs can you catch in 30 seconds?

Play the bug hunter game!

Learn how to make the bug hunter game (page 21)


Buy Kids Get Coding: Our Digital World

Exercise 1:

Can you crack the code?

Download the binary code cracking worksheet (page 12)

Exercise 2:

Can you colour in the pixels to find out what these pictures are of?

Download the pixel colouring worksheet (page 16)

Exercise 3:

Learn how pictures can change by making a flipbook.

Help the racoon kick the ball to Data Duck…

Download the flipbook activity (page 19)


Buy Kids Get Coding: Staying Safe Online

Exercise 1:

Answer Data Duck’s questions to make your new password!

Use the top secret password creator (page 19)


Buy Kids Get Coding: Create, Watch and Send

Exercise 1:

Using the notes, can you work out which coding blocks need to go where in the code?

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 2:

Using the computer information, try to draw the picture Data Duck took.

Download the Pixel Programming Worksheet

Exercise 3:

Play music with Data Duck!

Play the Music Game on Scratch


Buy Kids Get Coding: Coding in the Real World

Exercise 1:

Help Data Duck to program a House!

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 2:

Can you help Data Duck program his fridge by choosing the right coding block for each function?

Download the Smart Fridge Worksheet

Exercise 3:

Drive together with the Data Duck!

Play the Car Game on Scratch


Buy Kids Get Coding: Games and Animation

Exercise 1:

Play our maze game and create your own score system for it!

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 2:

 Can you help Max debug his game?

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 3:

View Data Duck’s lesson on animation!

View Data Duck’s Animation

Access the Scratch Blocks Here


Buy Kids Get Coding: Develop Helpful Apps

Exercise 1:

Program Sparky the robot to help him find his batteries!

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 2:

Plan and design the look of your own app!

Download the Worksheet

Exercise 3:

Debug an app so it can help you locate your pet tortoise.

Go to the Scratch Worksheet


Happy coding!

the blue{shift} team