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A Taste of Coding

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.

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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 | Gradeds 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 | Gradeds 2+ | Block-based

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

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how does Hour of code work?

step 1

Choose a course that best suits your classroom’s age and experience level

step 2

Review the course’s teacher notes prior to class

Step 3

Make sure you have access to computers and Internet

Step 4

Code away! Don’t forget to print out the hour of code certificate at the end

Learn More About Hour of Code for kids

Most frequent questions and answers

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

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). This year, Hour of Code 2020 will take place during December 7-13.

Learning how to code helps nurture a variety of fundamental skills such as creativity, logic, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Through 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.

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