Start with a commitment to doing an Hour of Code with your child by registering. When you register your event, you'll receive helpful emails with news and tips for hosting a successful Hour of Code. You'll also be put on the map so you can show your child that they are part of a global movement.
Before Hour of CodeRegister your event
This year, the Hour of Code theme is Creativity with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Whether it’s coding new apps and algorithms, generating unique art, or crafting choreography to get us dancing, AI is opening up fresh opportunities for digital expression that expand our understanding of creativity. Make this year special by completing a coding activity AND learning about AI.
First, explore hundreds of coding activities and choose one based on your group's age, experience, interests and more. These select activities feature artificial intelligence as a key topic or lesson.
Then, learn all about AI. Students can watch short videos featuring experts in the field, and there are accompanying lesson plans to extend the activity and guide further discussion.
Direct your child to the activity and get to work together. They may encounter challenges—that's okay! Learning to program is like learning a new language; you won't be fluent right away. Computer science is all about learning how to "debug" situations that didn't turn out the way we thought they would. Together, you and your child can think of creative ways to solve the problem!
Day of Hour of Code
Be sure to celebrate success! Share photos and videos of your Hour of Code on social media. Use #HourOfCode and @codeorg so we can highlight your success, too!
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After Hour of Code
Extend learning beyond one tutorial.
Keep the excitement going with these suggestions:
The Hour of Code is simple to run — even for beginners. You don't need experience in computer science or teaching in order to inspire students to explore, create, and learn something new.
Devices you can use:
If you don't have a device at home, explore our unplugged activities to learn without any devices at all!