Introduce Your Child To Coding and Video Game Design

Kodu Game Lab is an amazing aplication that I have used for many years with young students (Ages 7-10) to introduce them to coding and video game design. Kodu allows students to easily create a world, add characters, and code. Students use a visual-based language in Kodu to add coding blocks to the characters to create gameplay.

You can download Kodu onto your computer for free at

If you want to get your child started with Kodu, you will find two videos below with activities that introduce students to the basics in Kodu and show them how to do some basic coding in the program.

Kodu Basics

Kodu Basics Activities

Practice what you learned in video by completing the activities below.

Coding in Kodu

Coding in Kodu Activities

I hope you and your child enjoyed learning some basics in Kodu. If your child wants to learn more in Kodu, check out the full Video Game Design class I offer for students Age 7-10.

About the author: Shawn D. Walk is the owner of Code2Discover, a business dedicated to helping students discover their ability to create and shape the world around them through coding. He has been teaching technology, coding, and 21st century skills for nearly 15 years. He is a certified elementary teacher in PA and has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He is also a previous owner of an educational technology company that pioneered using Minecraft as an educational tool in the Pittsburgh region. His goal is to help kids learn the skills they need in today’s world, but also help them believe they can be the creators of new technology instead of simply consuming it.

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