6 Fun Projects to Code This Summer

6 Fun Projects to Code This Summer

6 Fun Projects to Code This Summer

Summer’s the perfect time for a new creative outlet, but it’s far too easy to slip into “consumer” mode, passively watching TV or playing video games. Coding is a great way to break the cycle and flex your creative and logical muscles. Anyone can learn to code!

We’ve chosen six fun starter activities that help kids see that making their own games is much more fun than playing a game made by someone else. They can just fire up their web browser (or the Tynker app for tablets) and choose whichever activity most strikes their interest! Kids follow easy step-by-step instructions to make their own games and stories while creatively customizing the project as they go. They can access hundreds more free activities by going to tynker.com or downloading the Tynker app for iPads or Android tablets.

Pet Simulator

Level: Beginner

In this fun pet simulator tutorial, kids program a pet to react to different objects or actions. Does their virtual pet hate eggs but love eggplants? The only limit is their imagination! Talented artists can even draw their own frame-based animations for their pet.

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Flaming Egg Minecraft Mod

Available only on web. Level: Beginner

If your kids play Minecraft, they’ll love making their own mods to customize their game. And with Tynker, modding is easy and educational. The “Flaming Egg” mod is a great place to start learning the basics of Minecraft modding–with just a few lines of code, kids can mod eggs to catch fire when they’re thrown, then try it out in their own private server. This simple but powerful mod shows them how much fun they can have when they use code to enhance their Minecraft game.

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Monster High Dance Party

Available only on web. Level: Beginner

Use code to choreograph the ghouls of Monster High for their dance party. They can choose the music and then sequence dance moves for all of the dancers! This is a great starting point for kids interested in using coding to create storytelling projects.

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Brick Breaker

Level: Intermediate

Kids can make their own versions of this classic arcade game. They’ll end up with a custom creation that’s fun to play and that they’ll love showing off to their friends and family. Advanced coders can even code multiple levels and power-ups!

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Spirals

Available only on web. Level: Intermediate

What’s better than learning to code? Learning to code while reinforcing math concepts to create awesome math art! With this fun project, kids programmatically draw beautiful spirals on the screen by manipulating angles and shapes.

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Geometry Gallop

Level: Advanced

This tutorial is best for kids who have some experience coding. They can make their own version of the popular Geometry Dash game, an infinite runner where you click to jump over obstacles and avoid the tacks. As they code, they come up with their own theme and can even change the rules!

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Don’t get caught in the summer slump! When you’re ready to do more with coding, try a Tynker subscription, which includes nine fun programming courses, three Minecraft modding courses, and their own secure private Minecraft server where they can deploy their mods and invite their friends to play along.

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Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 60 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.

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