Thinking about the holidays and looking for some summer holiday coding ideas to keep your children busy and happy? I’m here for you with some great ideas related to the summer – double benefit it could easily count towards their summer homework!
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How are you feeling about the holidays around the corner? Are you, like me, dreaming of relaxing by the pool with a fab intriguing novel and a fruit cocktail?
Reality is not quite like that – my husband will have a couple of weeks off, and we’ll spend most of that time together with his mum on the Isle of Wight. Days out, beach, pier, cream tea and our favourite thing to do – crazy golf! There’s this great place at Sandown, called ‘Dino Islands’ that we go to every year. One year we were so determined to do it that we got soaked in a classic British weather downpour!
Coding Ideas for your children
How about animating a story from your favourite holiday, your favourite way to travel there or the best holiday activity?
If you’d rather create a game, you could create one around your favourite holiday activity such as beach volleyball, crazy golf, sailing or visiting the pier.
Looking for art ideas instead? Create a collage or slide show of your favourite holiday photos, beautiful summer blooms or yummy ice creams!
In Scratch, pick some sprites that are close enough to what you want. The beachball, butterflies, city bus, clouds (definitely if it’s a UK holiday right? lols), convertible, crab, diver, food truck, sun, sunglasses, and trampoline could all be relevant for use here! Tip – use the easel sprite to create a deck chair! Unfortunately there’s no aeroplane. What could you use instead?
In Python, tell your story like a text adventure with alternate endings, use the Pygame module to create a bat and ball game or use Turtle and loops to create shapes.
Hope you enjoyed these summer holiday coding ideas, let me know if you’d like details on how to complete any of them.
Hope to hear from you soon with your plans and news, have a great summer!
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Loads of great ideas here, Jan!