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Free Activities for families grappling with Coronavirus shutdown

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Is your child or teen stuck at home due to Coronavirus shutdown?

We at CodaKid wanted to do our part to make the next few weeks or months better, and we decided to put together some FREE Coding and STEM activities for you (including free access to some great courses on our award-winning platform.)

Here are some awesome free activities that we hope you'll enjoy:

1. Take 3 Free Scratch 3.0 Game Development Courses with CodaKid

Younger learners will love our Scratch courses, which teach absolute beginners how to make their own 2D video games which can be played with friends and family. Make an awesome Catch the Cat, Infinite Jumper, and Scratch Archery game, and learn important concepts such as variables, conditionals, and loops. These courses are given by some of the top kids coding academies in the world, and you get access to them for free. To access them please use the following instructions:

a) Go to https://my.codakid.com/product/home-fun/
b) Click Add to Cart
c)Look for "Have a coupon code?" field
d) Enter code HOME-FUN
e) Click Apply
f) Enjoy your FREE CodaKid Scratch 3.0 courses

(You should not have to enter any credit card info to gain access here. If you are prompted to enter a credit card, please retry the instructions again, as the cart should be taken to $0).

Activity Time: 3-4 hours
Recommended Ages: 7+
Device Needed: Chromebook, PC, Mac


2. Make an Obstacle (Obby) Game using Roblox Studio


We have put together a free guide that will get your son or daughter started with this super-fun and free activity. When they are done, they will have completed a professional quality Obby video game that they can play with friends and family online. Imagine learning how to make your own video game using the game engine used by tens of thousands of professional around the world! Super-fun and highly educational!

To take the tutorial visit: https://codakid.com/ultimate-guide-making-your-first-game-on-roblox-studio/

Activity Time: 3-4 hours
Recommended Ages: 9+
Device Needed: Mac or PC

3. Make a Custom Sword Mod for Minecraft

We created a fun written guide that will teach you how to create your own custom sword for Minecraft - and you don't even need a retail version of Minecraft to do it! This project will be an excellent project for young techies ages 10+, or a terrific Father/Mother- Son/Daughter dual project for all ages. When you are done, you will have designed your own custom sword with special powers that you can play in the game. And even cooler is that you will learn the Java programming language on a professional text editor to bring your creation to life!

To take the free tutorial visit here: https://codakid.com/guide-to-minecraft-modding-with-java/

Activity Time: 4-5 hours
Recommended Ages: 10+
Device Needed: Mac or PC

4. Make your Own Free Minecraft Server

Our dev team created a super fun guide that will teach you how to build your own Minecraft server from scratch for FREE. Your child or teen will build valuable STEM skills and gain confidence setting up a server that can be used to play Minecraft with friends and family!

To take the tutorial visit here: https://codakid.com/how-to-make-a-minecraft-server/


Activity Time: 4-5 hours
Recommended Ages: 10+
Device Needed: Mac or PC
Subscription needed: You will need retail versions of Minecraft to play multiplayer with your friends.

We hope that you enjoy these projects as much as we have enjoyed creating them!

If your child or teen loves technology, and you'd like to turbocharge their tech education, you can try CodaKid All Access for FREE for 14 days. We even include unlimited support from a team of friendly teachers as part of our subscriptions!


Wishing you a safe, healthy, and productive next few weeks. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Kind regards,

David

David Dodge, CEO
CodaKid

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