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A free digital thinking challenge for preschool aged children in South Australia that uses zero devices.

A FREE CHALLENGE FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS

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NO DIGITAL DEVICES

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CREATE A DANCE

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PLAY HIDE & SEEK

Suitable for

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PRESCHOOLS, KINDERGARTENS, CHILDCARE CENTRES, PLAYGROUPS, EARLY LEARNING CENTRES & LIBRARIES

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FAMILIES AT HOME

The Early Learning Unplugged Challenge Activities were created with the Australian Computing Academy and align to the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework Principles.

THE ACTIVITIES

There are 2 activities to choose from (or do both!).

When a child has completed either activity they have completed the Challenge.

YOUR ROBOT DANCE

Children are challenged to create their own dance routine for the Commissioner’s robot, Cody Buttons, from 6 basic dance moves. Teaches patterns and data representation along with algorithmic and sequential thinking.

Your ‘download & print’ Activity Pack contains:

  • Instructions
  • 2 copies of 6 basic dance moves (2 × A4 sheets)
  • Blank dance card to attach your chosen dance moves
  • Advanced option – jointed model to create customised dance moves
  • Customisable certificate of achievement from the Commissioner
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ROBOT HIDE & SEEK

Children are challenged to find the Commissioner’s robot, Cody Buttons, in their playground or home. Teaches the basics of algorithmic and sequential thinking.

Your ‘download & print’ Activity Pack contains:

  • Instructions
  • Cody Buttons (who will ‘hide’ in 4 different places)
  • ‘Colour Me Cody’ for child to decorate and customise – and to track progress
  • Set of arrows for adult to direct child to hidden Cody Buttons
  • Customisable certificate of achievement from the Commissioner
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Promotional Materials

Engaging promotional material will be emailed to registered centres working with children to promote news of the Challenge with parents:

Shareable social media image

Shareable social media image for your Facebook page, website or digital newsletter

Poster (A4 or A3)

Poster (A4 or A3) to print in colour or black and white and display at your centre

Official Challenge Destination seal

Official Challenge Destination seal – to incorporate on your Facebook page, website or digital newsletter

Contact us

If you have questions about the Early Learning Unplugged Challenge, please contact us at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

Partners

Proudly Supported By

Microsoft logo
Australian Information Industry Association logo
EWS - Education Web Solutions logo
Grok Learning logo
Public Libraries Service of South Australia
Scouts logo
Girl Guides logo
Children’s University logo
Thinkfun Games logo
Wade’s World
EDTechSA
Digital Technologies Hub
CS Unplugged logo
MakeCode logo
Computer Science Education Research Group logo
Code Club Australia logo
Code Like a Girl logo
Advanced Technology Program
Australian Computing Academy logo
National Computer Science School logo
Onkaparinga Libraries logo
The Hartley Institute logo
Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout South Australia and we pay our respects to their Elders – and to past, present and future generations of their children and young people.

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