The Tynker Junior course collection comprising of 7 different adventures helps early readers develop foundational programming skills. To use these courses in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. As they progress through the adventures, students learn about sequencing, parameters, events, loops, conditional logic, and nested loops that help to establish foundational coding skills. Then they apply their coding skills in free-form coding studios where they build their own projects with art, music and animation.

Tynker Junior is designed specifically for young children aged 5-7 — who have limited motor skills and are still developing hand-eye coordination — to learn to code using big blocks, pictures, voiceovers and tap-tap-tap interactions, without words or drag-and-drop or any other actions they may find too tedious or overwhelming.

Tynker Junior currently includes 5 adventure courses, 5 studio courses—with over 200 coding challenges:

1. Ocean Odyssey
4 lessons, 41 activities
This fun underwater adventure introduces learn sequencing and coding concepts with as students help Gillie the goldfish collect coins!
Topics Covered: Cause and effect, Sequencing, Scene creation, Path finding

2. Robots
4 lessons, 40 activities
As they bring wacky robots to life and fix the programming in a robot factory, students learn about events and parameters.
Topics Covered: Parameter usage, Flexible sequencing, Tilt and tap events, Build a simple game

3. Wild Rumble
4 lessons, 40 activities
While helping eight endangered animals traverse a jungle path with dangers, students learn counting loops, delays, and parameters.
Topics Covered: Pattern recognition, Wait commands, Number parameters, Numerical loops

4. Puffball Panic
4 lessons, 39 activities
Guiding adorable dust bunnies, students learn to use conditional loops to navigate a dynamic environment while hunting for socks!
Topics Covered: Conditional loops, Loop nesting, Pattern recognition, Explore a physics sandbox, Debugging

5. Super Squad
4 lessons, 45 activities
Partnering with the Super Squad, students retrieve stolen museum treasure from super villains using conditional logic to handle changing situations.
Topics Covered: Conditional statements, Conditional loops, Coding multiple actors, Advanced sequencing, Debugging

6. Art Studio
4 lessons, 4 activities
A collection of free-form sandbox coding environments where students write code to generate math-inspired art.
Activities: Wild Tracks, Seabed Scribbler, Starfish Spirals, Puff Paint

7. Music Studio
4 lessons, 4 activities
A collection of free-form sandbox coding environments where students write code to compose music.
Activities: Octodrum, Pocket Band, Jelly Bash, Barbershop Bayou

8. Animation Studio
4 lessons, 4 activities
A collection of free-form sandbox coding environments where students make interactive animations and tell stories using code.
Activities: Day in the Park, Squad Pose, RoboDance, Emoji Chat

9. Greeting Studio
3 lessons, 3 activities
A collection of free-form sandbox coding environments where students design interactive greeting cards with code.
Activities: Birthday Card, Valentine's Day Card, Mother's Day Card

10. Game Studio
3 lessons, 3 activities
A collection of free-form sandbox environments where students design and hack minigames with code.
Activities: Deep Sea Salvage, Whack 'Em, Training Mode


  • Sequencing
  • Flexible sequencing
  • Repetition
  • Conditional loops
  • Debugging
  • Pattern recognition
  • Conditional Logic
  • Event Handling

What Students Learn

  • Introduction to basic programming
  • Sequencing tasks
  • Flexible sequencing
  • Critical thinking
  • Debugging programs
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Using loops for repetition
  • Conditional loops
  • Using nested loops
  • Problem solving

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.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

1. Underwater Coding
11 activities
Dive right in and learn the basics of icon-based coding. Order the blocks correctly to solve the puzzles!
2. Aquarium Architech
2 activities
Design your own aquarium with your underwater friends!
3. Deep Sea Sequencing
16 activities
Input a sequence of moves to collect the coins!
4. Deep Sea Sequencing 2
12 activities
Search for more treasure with these advanced sequencing puzzles!
5. Assembly Line
13 activities
Match the blueprints to build the correct robot!
6. Robot Builder
2 activities
7. Electric Events
7 activities
Code your robot to react to taps and tilts on your device!
8. Battery Sequencing
18 activities
Ride conveyor belts and collect batteries to bring power back to the factory!
9. The North American Grasslands
10 activities
Use sequencing to help these prairie animals reach their mothers!
10. The Southeast Asian Rainforest
10 activities
Climb down cliffs and ride on logs to navigate a jungle maze!
11. The African Savanna
10 activities
Look for patterns in the grass and use loops to traverse the wilds of the Savanna!
12. The African Jungle
10 activities
Plan carefully and avoid snakes to journey across this dangerous terrain!
13. Meet the Dust Bunnies
16 activities
Use loops to help these puffballs jump, climb, and push their way to the socks!
14. Home Sweet Home
2 activities
Visit the Dust Bunnies' home and play with physics!
15. Balloon Bonanza
13 activities
Find keys, pop balloons, and chase flying socks while using conditional loops!
16. So Many Blocks
8 activities
Learn about other conditional loops and kick boxes to clear a path to the socks!
17. Join the Squad
2 activities
Design your own superhero!
18. Missing Money
15 activities
Trek through the city to locate the bank's stolen money.
19. The Museum Heist
14 activities
Team up with your allies to find the museum's stolen treasures.
20. Iguana Industries
14 activities
Work together to stop Doctor Iguana's schemes!
21. Wild Tracks
1 activity
Make patterns with tiger tracks using code.
22. Seabed Scribbler
1 activity
Use code blocks to help Tracey draw while she moves and turns.
23. Starfish Spirals
1 activity
Code Stella to create different art.
24. Puff Paint
1 activity
Program puffballs to roll around and paint on the screen.
25. Octodrum
1 activity
Use code to create a song with Ollie and his drums.
26. Pocket Band
1 activity
Code the band members to create music together.
27. Jelly Bash
1 activity
Code jelly blobs into a custom drum kit.
28. Barbershop Bayou
1 activity
Code animals to sing a song together.
29. Day in the Park
1 activity
Use code to create a perfect day at the park for the Super Squad.
30. Squad Pose
1 activity
Code the Super Squad to pose for the camera!
31. RoboDance
1 activity
The robots are having a party! Use code to make them dance.
32. Emoji Chat
1 activity
Have the dust bunnies chat with each other using code.
33. Birthday Card
1 activity
Use code to create a Birthday Card.
34. Valentine's Day Card
1 activity
Code a Valentine's Day Card.
35. Mother's Day Card
1 activity
Use code blocks to code a Mother's Day Card.
36. Deep Sea Salvage
1 activity
Program a coin collecting mini-game.
37. Whack 'Em
1 activity
Code a classic arcade game.
38. Training Mode
1 activity
Use events and conditionals to create a two-player game.