Make a Fun Mini-Game for Earth Day
April 22 is Earth Day! It’s a great time to learn about the earth, reflect on how our actions affect the environment, make a difference, and inspire others to take action as well. According to the Earth Day Network, planting trees is one of the easiest ways to fight climate change. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of Carbon Dioxide produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles and provides enough oxygen for 18 people.
Your students can program a fun game where you plant trees to lower the CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Students can send their games to friends and family to remind them to make a positive impact on the planet this Earth Day.
To program the game, students follow easy step-by-step instructions. Encourage them to draw their own trees and make the game their own. Students can research ways to live more sustainably and even choose their own themes for their game, like recycling, using alternative transportation, reducing the amount of meat you eat, or conserving energy.
Don’t forget to go outside when you’re done to plant some real trees and celebrate the bountiful planet we live on!
Looking for more coding activities for Earth Day? Check out this recycling game!
Teachers, to assign a project to your class:
1. Set up a classroom in your Tynker account and add your students.
2. Click on the “Lessons” tab in your classroom dashboard.
3. The project will be available under “Weekly/Special” Projects – click the “Assign to Class” button.
After your class has finished, don’t forget to create a class showcase of all your students’ projects to share with parents.
Parents, to give a project to your child:
1. Have your child log into his/her account.
2. They can find Plant Trees on their dashboard. The project will be the first card in their “Projects and Puzzles” section.
If your students or children use the Tynker app for Android or iPad, they can find this project in the “Seasonal Projects” folder in the Tynker Workshop.
Are your advanced coders ready to use real programming languages? Try coding our Plant Trees project using Python!