Is your Code Club taking a break over the summer? Are you looking for some extra coding activities for your children to participate in while they are not at school? Read on to find out how you and the young people of Code Club can keep coding throughout the summer months.
There are many cool digital making events over the next few months for young coders to attend virtually or in person!
On 20 July, tens of thousands of young people from Sydney to Seoul will be attempting to break the world record for the most children coding within 24 hours.
Organised by Code Club Australia, the annual Moonhack event is open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 18. To participate, you need to complete a space-themed project and submit your finished work on the day of the event. Projects are available at www.moonhack.com/projects, so you can start coding now!
You can also host your own Moonhackathon — the Moonhack team has created an awesome host pack with all the resources you need.
To register for this intergalactic challenge, head over to www.moonhack.com.
Raspberry Fields is a brand-new digital making festival organised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The event will take place in Cambridge on 30 June and 1 July and is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to get creative with technology.
There will be talks, performances, giveaways, hands-on making activities, face-painting, robots, great food, and everything else a young digital maker could dream of. For a sneak peek at the exciting lineup of live acts, check out this blog post.
Tickets are only £5 — grab yours today at www.junction.co.uk/raspberry-fields.
Get coding at home
If you can’t join one of these events, we have a world of opportunities for you to keep coding at home! All the Code Club projects are free to access online, and they can all be completed using free online apps, so all you need is a computer with internet access.
Become a master of Scratch over the summer by completing these projects:
- Create a game to keep your city green
- Program your own poetry generator with Ada Lovelace
- Celebrate the World Cup by coding a Beat the Goalie game
- Program your own synchronised swimming routine
Try something new with Blender
Earlier this year, we introduced a set of Code Club projects for Blender, a free software program that allows you to design 3D models and animate them. Blender is a great tool for anyone interested in becoming a digital artist, architect, or designer.
Get creative by trying out these projects:
- Design your own 3D party monkey
- Do you want to build a snowman? Do it in Blender!
- Create your own house using a single block
Still looking for more?
Finished all of our Scratch projects and looking for a new challenge? Then you can dive into our Python or HTML/CSS modules. Or if you have access to a Raspberry Pi or micro:bit, you can try your hand at physical computing. The possibilities are endless!