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Pets Game Project

Create a fun game about pets – either real or imaginary!

Activity Details

Create a fun game about pets – either real or imaginary! Beginners can use the self-guided tutorial while more advanced coders have the option to start off with a blank project.

Teacher Notes

Students learn the basics that they'll need to create a pet game in Tynker. Encourage them to get creative with a goldfish, a lion, or even a pet tofu with this code game!

Teacher Guide


CCSS-ELA: RI.K.1, RI.K.10, RF.K.4, SL.K.1, RF.1.4.A, RI.1.10, SL.1.1, RF.2.4.A, RI.2.5, SL.2.1, RI.3.7, RF.3.4.A, SL.3.1, RF.4.4.A, RF.1.4.A, SL.4.1, RF.5.4.A, SL.5.1
CCSS-Math: MP.1
CSTA: 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-10, 1A.AP-11, 1A-AP-14 ,1A-AP-15, 1B-AP-10, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-15
CS CA: K-2.AP.10, K-2.AP.11, K-2.AP.12, 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.11, 3-5.AP.12, 3-5.AP.17
ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 5.d, 6.b, 7.c

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  • 50+ tutorials for Grade K-12
  • Progress tracking (needs classroom setup)
  • Student metrics & certificates (needs classroom setup)
  • Lesson guides & answer keys
  • Marketing materials

Set Up Your Classroom

Grades K-5
Programming language Tynker Blocks
Experience Intermediate
Activity type DIY Project
Length 40 mins
Runs on: Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the "Pets Game" Hour of Code by Tynker?

    In this pet game, beginner-level coders follow a step-by-step tutorial to code a game about a cat chasing a laser from a laser pointer.
  • How does the "Pets Game" teach animal coding?

    Students can use the provided Actors, code blocks, and backgrounds to create a different pet-based ani,al coding game that features their favorite pet.
  • Can I create my own pets or characters in the game?

    Yes, with these create a pet games, students can expand on their projects by adding toy Actors for the cat to play with, programming the cat to pounce on a ball of yarn, or changing the cat into a different pet.
  • Can I use Tynker's Pet Games in a classroom or educational setting?

    Tynker pet games have several free features for registered teachers that will help you set your students up with a Tynker classroom. You will also be able to track their progress and print Hour of Code completion certificates for them to keep.
  • What programming language is used in the "Pets Game" Hour of Code?

    Tynker's "make a pet" games use Tynker Blocks for programming.
  • What age group is the "Pets Game" Hour of Code designed for?

    The pet code game is usitable for grades K through five.
  • Are there any tutorials or guides to help me get started with the Pets Game?

    Yes, all of Tynker's games, including the pet home games, come with tutorials.