Play-Based Coding Lesson


Introduce the concept of coding to PreKindergarten Students with Play-Based Learning.



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Coding is an abstract concept that young children cannot touch or see. This interactive lesson will have early learners up, moving, and creating while learning the concept of coding.

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This resource includes: 

  • Standards Based lesson that includes an interactive read aloud, movement activity, and stations or centers. Standards listed below.
  • Interactive song to teach the concept of coding
  • Cards to play the game Programmer Says. Can be printed in color or black & white.
  • Slideshow to guide the lesson
  • 7 task cards to place at stations. Identify stations and give students directions.
  • Directions to play the 2 games Programmer Says & Stop and Walk
  • Suggested materials and potential alternatives


This activity meets the following standards:


  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
  • Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.


  • Model how computer hardware & software work together as a system to accomplish tasks.