Programming 100

Elementary School Starter Course

Grades 3 - 5
  • Web


Introduce your class to visual programming. In this course, students get introduced to basic programming as they create interactive stories, design animations, and make mini-games in Tynker's game-like interface. Each lesson is designed for a class period of 45-60 minutes. During this period, students learn by themselves as they progress through interactive tutorials, solve coding puzzles, follow along to build their own projects, and take quizzes. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed, and with access to the premium offerings, you'll even be able to monitor their individual progress and mastery charts.

Topics Include

  • sequencing
  • repetition
  • events
  • conditional logic
  • animation
  • storytelling
  • problem solving and debugging
  • pen drawing
  • drawing shapes and patterns

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require a 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
  • 47 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.
2. Candy Quest
13 activities
Design your own candy troll character and go on a quest for candy using the character you made.
3. Animated Card Creator
1 activity
Create an interactive greeting card. Make it unique with special effects and animated characters.
4. Dragon Dash
13 activities
Go on an epic quest for treasure with your own custom dragon. Defeat knights and solve mazes!
5. Comic Creator
1 activity
Make your own comic using speech bubbles and multiple comic tiles.
6. Pattern Maker
8 activities
Draw shapes, flowers, butterflies, fractals, spirals and make your own fun mathematical patterns.