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12 Days of Computing: Access festive themed resources for you and your students this Christmas.

The long-awaited arrival of the 12 Days of Computing is here! What could be a better way to participate than incorporating some fresh, festive-themed resources into your lessons?

Here, you can find all the resources we will go on to share, as and when they are released. To access the entirety of the fun-filled activities, sign up to the STEM Community, where we will be uploading the resources needed for you to get stuck in.

Light up your Christmas tree with Crumbles

Top this 12 Days of Computing off by lighting your very own Christmas tree with Crumble. Linking to our Year 5 physical computing unit, you and your students can create a flashing Christmas tree. Deck the halls with your creations and show us how you got on!

Access this resource here and create yours today!

Light up Rudolph's nose using micro:bits

Highlight the joy of physical computing this Christmas!

For this resource, use our Rudolph template cut-out alongside the micro:bit parsons problem to create your very own light-up reindeer. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can use our Year 5 vector drawing lesson to create your own Rudolph, as well as our Year 6 Sensing movement lesson.

Access this resource here!

Design a 3D Christmas tree with TinkerCAD

Explore this fir-tastic TinkerCAD resource to design a 3D Christmas tree with your students! Utilising the Year 6 3D modelling lesson, this resource will enable to implement the Teach computing curriculum in an imaginative manner.

Find all the resources and guidance you need to get started here.

Create your own Christmas selfie

Using the skills learnt in the Year 4 photo editing unit, you and your students can transform into festive characters this Christmas! Whether you want to embody your inner Santa or one of his helpful elves, this photo editing-based resource has got you covered.

Access this resource here.

Festive Bee-Bots

Linked closely to lesson 4 of the Teach Computing unit Robot algorithms, Bee-Bots get a festive makeover in this KS1 Christmas activity.

Using a Bee-Bot jacket, turn your Bee-Bot into Santa and ensure he collects the presents and decorations on his way to the tree. Make sure he doesn't bump into the elf or the reindeer!

You can find the resource here.

Scratch

Design a beautiful snowflake with Scratch and learn about the joys of repetition with this wonderfully festive resource. Find the program here.


Stay tuned to our social media channels for an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming resources during the 12 Days of Christmas. Follow us @WeAreComputing for the latest updates!