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Hour of Code™ is an international movement that reaches tens of millions of students each year in more than 180 countries across the world! With a goal of showing that anyone can learn the basics of coding, Hour of Code (HOC) has established itself as a successful initiative.

Try CodeMonkey's FREE Hour of Code courses to introduce your students to the basics of Computer Science in a fun and easy way!

how does Hour of code work?

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step 1

Choose a course that best suits your classroom (see below).

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step 2

Review the course’s teacher notes prior to class.

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step 3

Make sure you have access to computers and Internet.

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step 4

Code away! Certificates of Completion are available (below).

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coding app for preschoolers.

CodeMonkey Jr. | Pre-K & K | Block-Based

4-6 year olds will use block coding to help a monkey catch bananas and unlock treasure.

Beaver Achiever | Grades 1+ | Block-based

Students will use block coding to help a beaver with fun and engaging tasks.

space adventure

Space Adventure | Grades 2+ | CoffeeScript

Students will write real code while helping a monkey astronaut catch bananas in space!

math and programming course

Dodo Does Math | Grades 2+ | Coffeescript

Students will write real code as they solve math to help a dodo find her missing eggs.

Coding Adventure

Coding Adventure | Grades 2+ | CoffeeScript

Students will help a cute monkey catch bananas in fun-filled coding challenges.

banana tales python course

banana tales | Grades 6+ | Python

Students will learn Python as they help a baby monkey catch bananas.

Game Builder

Game Builder | Grades 6+ | CoffeeScript

Students will take their coding skills to the next level by building games.


Moon Lander | Grades 6+ | Coffeescript

Students will code a physics-based game that will land a spaceship on the moon.

Trivia Chatbot

Trivia chatbot | Grades 6+ | Python

Students will learn Python as they code a chatbot that will host a guessing game.

blocks jumper course

Blocks Jumper | GRADES 2+ | Block-based

Students will create games on a block-based drag and drop platform.

Digital Literacy Courses


Students learn the different aspects of 1. Digital Use 2. Digital Citizenship

AI IS A HOOT | Grades 6+ | Block-based

Train an AI model using your webcam. Students control the actions of the game's owl.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Hour of Code, as the name suggests, began as a one-hour introductory lesson in Computer Science.

Computer Science Education Week and Code.org began this global movement to introduce children of all ages and backgrounds to the important world of coding. They now reach tens of millions of students in 180+ countries!

Hour of Code stresses the importance of Computer Science in the 21st century and demonstrates that computer programming is not something to fear, but on the contrary, a skill that can easily become second nature.

Today, Hour of Code has grown from an hour to a week-long, worldwide initiative that promotes computer programming. Many companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and more are behind this initiative.

Participate in the Hour of Code of week by trying a free hour of a CodeMonkey course that interests your student or child!

Hour of Code takes place annually during the CSEdWeek (Computer Science Education Week). The dates slightly vary from year to year as Hour of Code is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). 

Bookmark this page to keep updated on this year’s worldwide coding event – Hour of Code. Drag the icon by the URL in your browser for this page into your bookmark bar.

You can also play any of our coding courses year-round for free, right on here on this page!

Learning how to code helps nurture a variety of fundamental skills such as creativity, logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. By being introduced to coding early on, students can better prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. As computer usage increasingly saturates society, it’s up to future engineers to innovate and design software to improve quality of life.

Reasons to start kids coding early:

🍌Improve Children’s Math Knowledge and Analytical Thinking

🍌There is a Shortage of Computer Specialists

🍌Coding teaches Kids to Think In a Multidimensional Manner

🍌Coding Teaches Children How To Be Persistent In Solving Problems

🍌Coding Can Teach a Child to Be Confident and Creative

🍌It Facilitates Communication and Collaboration among Children

🍌Computer Programming Teaches Kids about the Technology from an Early Age


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Computer Science jobs

are the most in-demand jobs in the USA today!


“Technology is transforming every industry on the planet. In 2015, 7 million openings in the U.S. were in occupations—including art and design—that value coding skills. But 60 percent of schools in the U.S. don’t teach computer science. It’s time for us to catch up to the 21st-century. We know that regardless of what our students do when they grow up, whether they go into medicine, business, politics, or the arts, knowing how to build technology will give them confidence and a competitive edge.” – Code.org


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“The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science—anybody can learn the basics,” – Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org.

“Learning to code is tremendously empowering. It lets you go from just being a consumer of technology to being a producer of it.” – Mehram Sahami, professor at Stanford University


Computer science and information technology jobs are projected to grow a whopping 13% through 2026. This is at a much faster rate than the average for all other occupation. There will be an estimated 557,100 new jobs in CS, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Last year only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce. That’s an amazing opportunity for any coding student’s future!

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The Hour of Code is almost here! Activities are available for grade levels K-8. Introduce children to coding in a fun and easy way with CodeMonkey’s free hour of coding games for kids. Even new teachers in computer science can easily bring coding into your classroom and join the worldwide movement of Hour of Code. Non-profit organization Code.org started the week-long event. Hour of Code takes place during CSE week (falling every December).

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Create a successful Hour of Code for your students this December! It’s important to give every child a chance to learn computer science and coding with CodeMonkey is a great way to start. Jobs in Computer science are in demand so let’s start giving children a jump start on a bright future. The first step is learning about Hour of Code on the Hour of Code CodeMonkey page or going to hourofcode.org to learn more. 

Hour of Code

1. Choose an Hour of Code activity that best fits your students.
2. Sign up for your classroom. Parents can also get involved.
3. Plan for your technology needs.
4. Celebrate your student’s Hour of Code achievements!
5. Go beyond an Hour of Code and keep your kids coding!

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