Creative Coding

Discover programming through art, music, and animation. Join To Access a Free Camp Course

Course Summary
  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Beginner level
  • 31 lessons
  • Tynker Blocks
    • Web
  • $75 a student per course
Course Includes
  • 31 lessons
  • 139 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Teacher Guides
  • Answer Keys
No previous coding experience required.


Discover programming through art, animation, music and math. Collaborate with other campers as you bring amazing projects to life using visual programming. Create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, make your own comics, design characters and animate them, generate math art and build level-based games. No prior programming experience required.

What Students Learn

  • Day 1: Frame Based Animation, Sounds and music
  • Day 2: Character Animation and Interactive Stories
  • Day 3: Pen Drawing and Animated Storytelling
  • Day 4: Game Design and Music Videos
  • Day 5: Two Player Games and Collaborative Project

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.

1. Introduction
14 activities
Start coding with Tynker.
2. Frame ­Based Animation
7 activities
Use frame-based animation and make a whack-a-mole style game.
3. Sounds and Music
5 activities
In this lesson you will learn to use Actors, Costumes and sounds to create a scene.
4. Drums and Instruments
5 activities
Create your own music, drum set and band using synthesized music!
5. Character Rigs and Animation
5 activities
Animate Tynker Character Studio Actors
6. Create a Scene
7 activities
Use XY coordinates, actor rotation, and pointing to make a simple 1-scene story.
7. Animation
4 activities
Animate Actors using costumes, loops and wait blocks.
8. Storytelling
7 activities
Create a narrated story using the say and wait blocks.
9. Custom Characters
6 activities
Program, animate and customize characters using Tynker's Character Creator.
10. Motion
6 activities
Move, turn and use the mouse. Animate a Conga Line!
11. Advanced Motion
7 activities
Make an Actor move with key presses.
12. Drawing with Colors
5 activities
Program Actors to move and draw using the pen tool.
13. Drawing Patterns
4 activities
Create colorful drawings by changing the pen color and using multiple Actors.
14. Drawing Puzzles
9 activities
Put your drawing skills to the test! Make the most awesome programmatic drawing!
15. Messaging
7 activities
Program buttons using send and receive messages.
16. Hitting the Mark
7 activities
Combine messaging, motion and animation to make a story.
17. Create Levels
3 activities
Quickly create detailed multi-level game worlds using Tynker's Level Editor.
18. Challenge: Top Down Game Design
2 activities
Awesome games for awesome coders.
19. Challenge: Whack-a-Goblin
1 activity
Awesome games for awesome coders.
20. Dynamic Storytelling
4 activities
Make decisions with code; program a story with multiple endings.
21. Advanced Animation
5 activities
Speed up animations, make objects shrink, grow, or rotate.
22. Custom Adventure Generator
4 activities
Use the ask and answer code blocks to tell dynamic adventure stories.
23. 2 Player Games
5 activities
Learn to make a 2 player space battle game.
24. Teen Dance Party
2 activities
Learn how to use cool dance moves with the new Teen character rig!
25. Touchdown
1 activity
Use all the techniques you've learned to create a football animation!
26. Stealthy Thief
1 activity
Create a multi-level obstacle game!
27. Field Runner
1 activity
Create a Frogger-style obstacle game!
28. Level Editor
2 activities
Use the Level Editor tool to build a multi-level platformer game!
29. Challenge: Brazen Invasion
1 activity
Awesome games for awesome coders.
30. Challenge: Doom Racer
1 activity
Awesome games for awesome coders.
31. Challenge: Brick Breaker
1 activity
Awesome games for awesome coders.