Ages 5-10

How to Code a Sandcastle: Read Aloud STEM Kit


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This Read Aloud STEM Kit sparks creativity in STEM, design, and making by reading a book and then completing hands-on challenges and activities that culminate with the story and their characters.

In How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, readers are introduced to the concepts of coding as young girl Pearl gets help from a robot to build a sandcastle. Students learn that, at its core, coding is simply the act of giving very specific instructions.

Each student receives an activity guide to read as well as to draw, write, and practice in. They work together to code their own sandcastles and robots. Finally, they share their own stories, findings, or what they learned verbally or in writing. 

• How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk
• Activity guide
• Sandcastle set
• Robot cutout
• Brass brads
• Binder clips
• Coding mat
• Coding obstacles cutout

• Ages 5-10
• Author: Guides by Carly Speicher. How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk