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We've been running Devoxx4Kids for a few years now, and wherever we go, we try to collect new ideas about how to get more kids interested in coding. Over those years we have collected quite a few resources, and thought it would be nice to share them. If you know any more things you want added, let us know and we'll add them too.

Tools

Scratch

Scratch is a visual programming language. It allows children to drag and drop coding blocks into a script and to quickly run that script. Each script controls a sprite, or even run processes in the background. It can be used to create games or to script stories. It does require that the child is able to read.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

CodeCombat

CodeCombat is a game that you play by programming your avatar. You have to traverse a dungeon, solve puzzles and slay monsters. At first I though that maybe this might be more interesting to boys, but I have used it in quite a few workshops by now, and haven't met a girl that didn't like it yet. You can use it to learn about HTML, JavaScript and Python.

https://codecombat.com/

Events

Devoxx4Kids

As I mentioned in the introduction Duchess has helped organize some of these events in the Netherlands. These events can be found all over the world. Usually targeted at children aged 10-14. (Though individual events might have different rules.) They are mostly all day events with several workshops using various tools.

http://www.devoxx4kids.org/

Disclaimer

This list is nowhere near everything I know about, but I'm planning to keep adding to it. So come by to check it out every few weeks. As soon as I have exhausted my knowledge, I will remove the disclaimer.