One of our 11 year old’s favourite subjects at school is ICT, and she especially loves it when they are learning about coding and trying out different coding games and projects. She’ll spend ages excitedly explaining the latest game that she has been coding – what it can do and how it works, and I love hearing the passion in her voice as she talks about it.
In order to continue to nurture her interest, I’ve been looking into coding toys and games as ideas for her Christmas gift this year, and to be honest there are so many awesome resources available that it’s kind of hard to narrow it down to just one!
So, if you also have a primary/elementary aged child who also loves learning about coding, be sure to check out this fun collection of coding games and toys for kids (there are even a few suggestions for non-screen coding games, and also some for kids at a preschool or kindergarten age level).
12 Super Cool Coding Games & Toys for Kids
Each of the coding games below is linked to an Amazon product link (affiliate links). These are suggestions only, to provide you with more information and reviews of each product, obviously you are free to shop for these games wherever you prefer to shop.
|Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand|
The hottest coding game this Christmas! Construct your wand and magically make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow, and more!
|littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit|
Your kids will be so excited to build, customise and wear their interactive electronic Super hero gauntlet! Code your own super powers – wow!
|Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game |
Bloxels teaches kids aged 8+ to build video games using a mix of physical and digital tools. They physically create their game with the blocks and then digitize it to play!
|littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit|
An fantastic, award winning STEM build and code kit for Star Wars fans. Kids build their droid and then code it to complete missions and challenges. Requires access to a Smart device to code.
|Botley the Coding Robot|
Introduce coding concepts screen free from age 5 with award winning Botley! This 77-piece activity set comes with a remote programmer, detachable robot arms, 40 coding cards, 6 double-sided tiles, 27 obstacle building pieces and a starter guide of coding challenges.
|Lego Boost Creative Toolbox Fun Robot|
The popular robotics toys for 7-12 year old kids who love to tinker and learn about science. Build your chosen robot and then bring it to life by coding behaviours on a tablet (not included).
|Boolean Box Build Your Own Computer Kit|
With Boolean Box your kid will build her own electronics, discover how to program a computer, and have fun getting creative! Learn about building electronic gadgets and circuits and coding with Scratch, Python and Java.
|ThinkFun Code Master Programming Logic Game|
A fun board game created to teach the principles behind programming. Develops planning, sequential reasoning and problem-solving skills.
|Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set|
A fun, hands-on way to introduce critical thinking, problem solving and sequencing skills alongside programming fundamentals to young programmers.
|Robot Turtles Coding Game|
Teach coding principles to preschoolers without screens with the award winning Robot Turtles board game.
|Ultimate Coding Kit|
Kids aged 10-15 can will get busy with 60+ projects using no-hassle electronic components that are simple to connect and allow your kids to create dozens of real-world games, gadgets, and displays.
|Bitsbox Coding Subscription Box|
A super cool, sequential monthly subscription box that teaches kids all about coding. The gift that keeps on giving! Note: children need access to a computer to complete the coding activities.
See our complete gifts for kids guide: simple the Best Gifts for Kids! It includes a heap of great gift ideas categorised by age and interests!