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Hour of Code: Let’s Program Each Other!

We can use programming to communicate, share, and tell stories. In this lesson, children will learn about sequencing in programming and about the symbols that make up a programming language like KIBO’s. Students will create their own programming symbols and act out programs with their own movement. Finally, they can translate these movement programs into programs for KIBO.

This is an “unplugged” coding activity. KIBO robot kits are optional for this activity, and you can adapt it to a distance learning environment.

A Program is a Story

Let’s be programmers and robots! Learn how to create a sequence of instructions that your friends can follow.


New to KIBO?

KIBO is a screen-free robot kit designed for students in PreK through 2nd grade. KIBO introduces coding, computational thinking, and the engineering design process through hands-on manipulatives and small group collaboration. Learn more about what makes KIBO special, our curriculum, and our recommendations for blended and distance learning with KIBO.


Did you enjoy your KIBO activity?

If so, please go to code.org/api/hour/finish. From here, you will be able to:
– Share your experience on social media that you completed the Hour of Code
– Receive a certificate that you completed the Hour of Code
– See leaderboards about which countries/cities have the highest participation rates in Hour of Code activities


About Hour of Code

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.



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