Barbie™ You Can Be Anything™

Elementary School Starter Course

Grades K - 4
  • Web
  • iPad


Programming is a way of thinking that is useful in any career. In this course, your students will discover how coding concepts can be applied to six exciting careers: Robotics Engineer, Musician, Astronaut, Farmer, Beekeeper, and Pastry Chef. Students will discover how programming can be used to animate characters, compose music, tell stories, design games, and even create art.

This course includes six lessons. Each lesson is designed for a class period of 45-60 minutes. Students will learn on their own as they are introduced to each career, learn coding concepts through interactive tutorials, solve coding puzzles, build their own projects using new coding skills, and take quizzes to review what they have learned. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed; and with access to Tynker's premium offerings, you'll even be able to monitor student progress and mastery charts.

Topics Include

  • sequencing
  • repetition
  • events
  • playing sounds
  • movement
  • animation
  • storytelling
  • keeping score
  • stamping
  • turning
  • problem solving, and debugging

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
  • 6 lessons
  • 44 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Teacher Guides
  • Answer Keys
1. Robotics Engineer
9 activities
Use coding concepts to animate a robot dance party!
2. Musician
7 activities
Discover how you can use coding to edit a music video and mix your own songs!
3. Astronaut
7 activities
Go on a space mission and use programming to report on your adventure!
4. Farmer
7 activities
Learn how to think like a programmer and make life on the farm even more fun!
5. Beekeeper
7 activities
Use coding concepts to design a video game about bees!
6. Pastry Chef
7 activities
Coding and cupcakes? Yum! Discover how delicious programming can be!