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littleBits Code Kit

The kit combines building in real life with easy-to-use drag and drop programming to provide a foundation of coding as a creative tool that can power real-world inventions.

BUILD GAMES. LEARN TO CODE. 

The secret to learning? Make. It. Fun. So this kit's all about learning to build & code through games. With games, students embrace failure, make their own rules, think critically, and collaborate.


Coding is a fundamental 21st century skill. But in the future, knowing code won’t be enough. What you DO with code will be what matters. That’s why the littleBits Code Kit was built to facilitate creative problem-solving, combining electronic building blocks with approachable drag-and-drop block programming. It brings coding into the real world, keeps students hyper-engaged as they build and play their own fun games, and gives them a foundation of coding as a creative tool that can power innovative inventions. Students get started inventing four interactive games: tug-of-war, hot potato, ultimate shootout, and rockstar guitar. From there they can customise the code, and even create new, unique inventions and games. During gameplay, students develop coding & engineering skills as they embrace failure, think critically, make their own rules, and collaborate. Plus, the kit was co-designed with teachers, for teachers. This ensures it’s easy to integrate into any curriculum, makerspace, or library.

The littleBits Code Kit is the simple solution to education’s need for a coding program in a box. It’s packed with everything necessary to bring fun, engaging learning to the classroom - even for educators with no prior STEM/STEAM experience. The kit comes with 16 Bits, 30 accessories and student/teacher getting-started guides, plus tons of digital resources including videos, tutorials, shareable online docs, and the computer-based littleBits Code Kit App with step-by-step invention instructions, coding tutorials, and more.

OVERVIEW

  • Grades 3-8
  • 1-3 students
  • 16 Bits, 30 accessories, tons of resources & a computer-based Code Kit app
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows & Chromebook

4 HANDS-ON INVENTIONS Comes with everything students need to build & code 4 fun games (including hot potato and tug-of-war), then get creative and invent their own!

100 ACTIVITIES & 10 LESSONS Cross-curricular, customizable activities tie to NGSS and make it easy to fold coding into any classroom, library, or makerspace.

EDUCATOR RESOURCES Leading lessons & activities is easy with interactive teacher's guides, quick-start guides, video tutorials, online shareable docs, and more.

SIMPLE DRAG-AND-DROP CODE The computer-based Code Kit app provides step-by-step instructions for easy, intuitive block-based programming.

FUN & ENGAGING Teaching coding through game design gets the whole class involved and makes it something they WANT to do.

EASY TO TEACH The simplicity of littleBits block programming, plus an abundance of resources, sets educators up for success - even with no prior computer science experience.

EXPANSION PACKS NOW AVAILABLE

Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science deepens students computational thinking by layering in additional Bits, accessories and Computer Science lessons and inventions, targeted for grades 3-5.

Code Kit Expansion Pack: Technology deepens students’ Code Kit experience by offering new Computer Science lessons for grades 6-8 and additional invention experiences with more Bits and accessories.