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Coding Sample Session

Coding sample beginners session for one hour for children

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Session: Introduction to Basic Coding Concepts

Duration: 1 hour

Materials needed:

  • Computers or laptops (Scratch,, or any beginner-friendly platform)
  • Fast internet
  • Writing materials (paper, pens, or markers)

Session outline:

  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
    • Greet the children and introduce yourself.
    • Explain the purpose of the session: to introduce them to basic coding concepts and engage their problem-solving skills.
    • Briefly explain what coding is and its relevance in today’s world.
  2. Icebreaker activity (5 minutes)
    • Conduct a quick icebreaker activity to get the children excited and comfortable.
    • Ask them about their favorite apps or video games and discuss how coding plays a role in creating them.
  3. Basics of coding (10 minutes)
    • Explain the basic concept of coding: giving instructions to a computer to perform specific tasks.
    • Introduce the idea of a “sequence” and how it applies to coding.
    • Demonstrate a simple sequence activity using real-life examples (e.g., making a sandwich) and ask the children to identify the steps in order.
  4. Hands-on coding activity (25 minutes)
    • Introduce a beginner-friendly coding platform such as Scratch or
    • Provide step-by-step instructions to guide the children through a simple coding project.
    • Encourage them to follow along on their computers and experiment with different instructions and actions.
    • Support and assist children individually as they work through the activity.
  5. Project showcase and discussion (10 minutes)
    • Allow each child to present their coding project to the group.
    • Discuss their experiences, challenges faced, and what they enjoyed most.
    • Ask open-ended questions to spark their critical thinking and creativity.
  6. Wrap-up and next steps (5 minutes)
    • Recap the key concepts covered during the session.
    • Provide resources for further exploration and practice (recommended coding websites, books, or tutorials).
    • Encourage children to continue exploring coding and offer any additional support or guidance they may