Top 5 Computing Activities for World Book Day

Author: Laura Martin, Comms & Programme Manager

Combine storytelling and coding with our favourite play-based activities that range from 10 minutes up to an hour, and cover both English and Computing curriculums - a creative match made in heaven!

1. Scratch Stories ๐Ÿ˜บ

Duration: 1 hour

This workshop will build on your child's understanding of storytelling and then introduce them to how they can develop this as a digital story.

Watch the follow-along workshop here ๐Ÿ‘€


2. Three Word Stories ๐Ÿ“š

Duration: 10 minutes (or as long as you like!)

The aim of the game is to try and find a way to get your partner to say the hidden word without actually using it yourself; whilst simultaneously telling a story only three words at a time. 

Watch the follow-along activity here ๐Ÿ‘€


3. Word Sneak ๐Ÿ’ฌ

Duration: 10 minutes (or as long as you like!) 

The aim of the game is to try and have a normal conversation with your partner and without breaking the flow sneak your hidden words into what you say. The first person to use all their hidden words wins the game. 

Watch the follow-along activity here ๐Ÿ‘€


4. Accidental Adventures ๐Ÿฐ

Duration: 10 minutes (or as long as you like!) 

Create a randomised story using the programming concept of arrays with Accidental Adventures!

Watch the follow-along activity here ๐Ÿ‘€


5. How to Raise a Tech Genius ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

How to Raise a Tech Genius makes computing accessible for parents and families. This is a practical book that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of computing and enables parents to learn skills and concepts alongside their children. 

Watch some of our favourite follow-along activities from the book here ๐Ÿ‘€

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