Online Computing & Coding Activities

Some great online computing activities to fire your child's imagination and get them excited about computing.

Barefoot – has fun and creative activities, built by teachers to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time. They include everything you need to get started with activity sheets and accompanying materials. This resource also offers mini missions and interactive games.

Chrome Music Lab – a great way for children to get creative with music and explore its connections to science, maths, art, dance and more. It’s free, you don’t need to set up an account and it works across all devices.

Scratch 3– an amazing free resource suitable for KS2. With Scratch, Children can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community. The “ideas” sections contains fabulous activities and tutorials.

Scratch Jr – is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. The “Learn” section contains useful guidance, descriptions and hints and tips.

Hour of Code – is another outstanding resource. It is free to use and offers a wide range of coding activities for all ages, covering all the fundamentals of programming. Most of the activities have their own tutorial to follow, which lead children through each step of the challenge. Suitable for beginners and more comfortable coders, this website offers something for everyone, including unplugged (no iPad/laptop/PC required) activities.