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A free digital thinking challenge for preschool children
aged 3-6 years requiring no devices.

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.

1

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CREATE A DANCE

YOUR ROBOT DANCE

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

Your ‘Download & Print’ Activity Pack contains:

  1. Instructions
  2. 2 X copies of 6 X basic dance moves (2 × A4 sheets)
  3. Blank dance card to attach your chosen dance moves to
  4. Advanced option – jointed model to create customised dance moves
  5. Customisable Certificate of Achievement from the Commissioner
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2

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PLAY HIDE & SEEK

ROBOT HIDE & SEEK

Children are challenged to find the Commissioner’s robot, Cody Buttons, in their playground or home. This activity teaches children 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 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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Contact us

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

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