Hour of Code

Getting Merry for Hour of Code!

Hour of Code | Computer Science Education Week

December 3 to 9, 2018

Always wanted to get your kids coding but don’t know where to start? All you need is 1 hour and a ready-to-use project, and KCJ can help you introduce them to code - with a holiday twist!

Merry Micro:bits

Merry Micro:bits is a holiday-themed coding package that makes it simple for any educator, parent, or friend to get the kids in their community coding. Best of all, you don't need micro:bits to participate, you can also use the emulator!

Anyone can use this package, whether you’ve never coded before or you just want more practice with micro:bits! It’s all about bringing Canadians together to celebrate code.

Need a bit of support? Check out our Merry Micro:bits tutorial!

What is Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a worldwide effort run by Code.org to celebrate and increase participation in computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9, 2018). As an international partner of Code.org, KCJ is joining in on the fun this December.

What is a micro:bit?

The micro:bit is a small programmable computer - a single board, smaller than a pack of gum - that primes students to explore the rich potential of physical computing.

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Bring code to your community

You can organize an Hour of Code event at your school or in another community venue using our coding package, as long as it takes place between December 3 and 9. Prefer to create code projects using another platform, like Scratch? Check out the other coding tutorials and activities available on our website!


Ready to get hands-on with code? Apply for a KCJ-facilitated coding workshop in your classroom.


Powered by KCJ in Canada, Code Club is a national network of free clubs for children aged 8-12, run in communities by volunteers. Start one today!