Feel like getting lucky in coding this St. Patrick’s Day? These fun St. Patrick’s Day coding activities will bring the holiday to life on and off the screen.
Add these St. Patrick’s Day coding activities to your St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities!
Why is Coding Beneficial for Kids?
Coding teaches kids a lot. First of all, kids learn a coding language, that they can take with them throughout life. Many careers and office jobs today and in the future rely on coding skills.
Even simple processes often require some knowledge of background coding. Even Excel uses coding principles.
Even if kids grow up and never touch technology, however unlikely that is, they can still benefit from the skills taught by coding.
Coding for kids teaches discipline, how to follow directions, logical thinking, troubleshooting, patience, problem-solving, and how to make things work within a framework.
These are highly valuable skills that children can take with them anywhere.
And if kids hate the idea of coding, adding in a fun St. Patrick’s Day coding twist will make it more fun for even the most reluctant coders.
Coding Kits and Tools
We love these coding kits and tools for kids. You can use these tools alongside your screen-free St. Patrick’s Day coding activities.
Code Your Own Games!: 20 Games to Create with ScratchThames & Kosmos Kids First Coding & Robotics | No App Needed | Grades K-2 | Intro to Sequences, Loops, Functions, Conditions, Events, Algorithms, Variables | Parents’ Choice Gold Award WinnerEducational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot: STEM Toy, Coding Robot for Kids 7+Coding for Kids: Python: Learn to Code with 50 Awesome Games and ActivitiesKano Computer Kit – A Computer Anyone Can MakeElenco Teach TechOzobot OZO-070601-01 Evo Starter Pack, The STEM RobotLTGEM Carrying Case for Ozobot Evo App-Connected Coding Robot – Fits USB Charging Cable / playfield / Skin / 4 Color Code Markers ( Fits a Full Robotics kit )
Free St. Patrick’s Day Coding Activities
These St. Patrick’s Day coding challenges are completely free to try with your students or kids at home.
Tynker has this fun coding challenge. where you can program a monster to collect clovers!
Young kids will love this screen-free coding worksheet for St. Patrick’s Day and they can use Lucky Charms to code!
Learn some binary with this St. Patrick’s Day binary challenge.
Paid Coding Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
These coding activities for St. Patrick’s Day cost a few dollars, but you can reuse the activities in the classroom year after year.
These unplugged game boards have a fun coding theme for St. Patrick’s Day.
Make St. Patrick’s Day coding bracelets using these instructions.
These screen-free St. Patrick’s Day coding mats focus on directional coding for kids.
This coding activity gets deep into Irish history and lore learning about Ogham stones!
Kids will have fun with these Leprechaun coding activities.
If the kids in your class love text coding, then they will have fun coding these ST. Patrick’s Day text art challenges.
What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day coding resources?