Starter Course

Introductory Lesson: Puzzles, coding projects and more

Grades 3 - 8
  • Web
  • iPad


Experience a sample Tynker Lesson. To complete each lesson, campers typically go through a concept review, solve a puzzle, run through a tutorial, build their own project, and take a quiz. They create interactive stories, animations, and mini-games during each lesson and apply the programming concepts that they have learned. Each camp or after-school course has several lessons packaged together to support a wide variety of camps and after-school schedule formats.

After completing a lesson plan, students will be able to build a wide variety of simple programs with events, loops, and conditional logic. They will leave the camp with their own account and a portfolio of apps and games that they build during camp to share with friends and family.

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
Block Coding
Beginner Course
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 1 lesson
  • 11 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Answer Keys
1. Welcome to Tynker
10 activities
Use Tynker Workshop with guided tutorials and build a simple game.