Item Number: JNR-TURTLE
PYTHON PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS: Introduce programming to beginners. Use Python and the Turtle library of commands to solve mazes, produce colorful artwork, and invent games.
STEM ACTIVITIES FOR BEGINNERS: Ignite an interest in computer science. Build scripts, loop sequences, manipulate variables, and apply conditional logic. Lesson plans provide a foundation for learning text-based programming.
EMPOWER STUDENTS: Stop the mindless copying of scripts to write programs! Instead, use lessons that promote exploration and experimentation. TechnoTurtle gradually introduces programming concepts that are then applied to code original creations.
DEVELOP COMPUTATIONAL THINKING: TechnoTurtle includes offline coding activities that have students consider the importance of programming in daily life.
FUN CODING LESSONS: The project includes a digital Teacher Guide and Student Workbook with detailed instructions. Worksheets may be printed or used in PDF format. Resources include Python templates, program answer keys, planning sheets, coding journal logs, Python and Turtle reference sheets, assessment tools, and more!
Technology Integration: Computer Science, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Programming
Program: IDLE Python 3
Session 1: Python, Turtles, and Bugs
Modify a program. Add bugs to the code to find and fix errors.
Session 2: Conquer the Maze
Write a simple script that moves a Turtle through a maze.
Session 3: Draw Pictures
Design a picture from lines, rectangles, circles, dots, and symbols.
Session 4: Design Colorful Spirographs
Use the Random library and loops to produce surprising artwork.
Session 5: Create a Mad Lib Generator
Program a word game that forms silly sentences using variables.
Session 6: Invent a Carnival Game
Apply conditional logic to award a player a prize.
Optional Python Programming for Kids Activities
- Imagine Life Without Coding: Think about daily life.
- Program the Robot: Animate a drone to complete chores.
- Dot-to-Dot Fun: Draw lines to complete the picture.
- Customize the Stamp: Import an image into the shape list.
- Rain Cats and Dogs: Randomize x and y coordinates.
- Guess a Number: Build a game to pick a number from 1-10.
Use TechnoTurtle with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Download from the TechnoKids Library and transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.