Hour of Code

Information and Resources for Hour of Code

Hour of Code logo

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.  
No experience needed. 

The following resources provide information and activities to help CCS students discover the excitement of coding during the Hour of Code and beyond. 

  • Exit Ticket (printed 2 per page) - use this to check learning at the end of the hour.
  • Inspirational videos can be used in the weeks prior to your Hour of Code day.  Show one of these inspirational videos to build excitement for the upcoming Hour of  Code.

Anybody Can Learn
The Hour of Code is Here
What Most Schools Don't Teach
Change the World (focus on girls and coding)
What You Love Is Made with Code (focus on girls and coding)
Code Stars

  • Watch these specific coding videos as a group of direct your students to watch them individually.  Choose the video that corresponds with the follow-up coding activity you will be doing. 

Star Wars Coding Activity Intro
Minecraft Coding Intro
Frozen Coding Intro
Angry Birds Coding Intro

Choose a coding activity for your Hour of Code.
Star Wars Coding
Minecraft Coding
Frozen Coding
Angry Birds Coding

Students can see all coding tutorials and try other coding activities at

What to do if a student finishes early?
Flappy Game Coding
Artist Studio Coding
PlayLab Coding
Google's Computer Science First Coding Activity (computer based, not for iPad or iPhone)
Light Bot (computer based, app is available for iPad or iPhone)

For students who want a real challenge, try these. 
Code with Scratch (computer based, not for iPad or iPhone)
Code Academy