Need a no prep STEM craft or one-page craft for the computer lab? This cute “Video Game” themed themed Code a Craft is easy, engaging, and exposes elementary students to beginning coding concepts and domain-specific technology vocabulary, too!
Students will read a poem about Jerry Lawson and his contributions to the first video game systems and follow the “code” to create the themed craft. Perfect for a tech-themed bulletin board in the computer lab or classroom for Black History Month or any time of year!
This is an unplugged, printable, craft – no coding or tech needed!
- 1 page printable with all craft pieces for students to color, cut & assemble
- 1 student direction page with directions written in a block code style
- 1 poem featuring coding & tech vocabulary
- 1 writing prompt
- 1 page of vocabulary words with definitions
How Does it Work?
- Students read* the “code” direction page to color, cut, and assemble their craft.
- An example of the craft is right on the page for students to reference.
- Students glue their craft to the poem sheet, read the poem, and highlight the technology words in the poem.
- Students complete the writing prompt.
Teaching Multiple Grade Levels? Easy to Differentiate:
- Teacher reads poem and directions, students complete craft
- Teacher reads poem and directions, student completes craft & writing prompt
- Students independently read poem, highlight tech vocab words, the complete craft & writing prompt.
Tech Vocab Featured in The Poem:
(with student-friendly definitions included):
- video game
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