Hour of Code

I would encourage all kids about 8 and up to participate in the Hour of Code. Take an hour this week to complete your choice of three activities: drawing, building a website, working with a database.

Give Hour of Code a try. If it’s a hit in your home, here are a couple of other places where you can play to learn code.

Code.org https://studio.code.org/
Code Combat https://codecombat.com/

Image from CodeCombat.com

17 thoughts on “Hour of Code

  1. Stacy December 7, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Thank you so much for offering this to our families. My kids are participating through our umbrella school but I was delighted when I received this email from you. It’s proof that our children can get such a complete education outside of public school. Thank you again!

  2. Melanie December 7, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Sorry, I can’t seem to find where we are to start the Hour of Code. Also, the links to try are giving me error messages. Perhaps it’s because we’re using Windows 10?

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool December 7, 2015 / 6:57 pm

      I’m not sure why you would have trouble. Can you give it another try? Click on the phrase “Hour of Code” to get started.

  3. Mylinda December 8, 2015 / 1:49 am

    Thank you for all you do. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  4. Thomas December 8, 2015 / 8:13 pm


  5. Christina December 8, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Thank you so much for this suggestion! The day before you posted this I got an email from Disney about an “Hour of Code” they are offering as well. Seems like it is meant to be for us and we plan to take advantage of all offers. Thank you again. We truly appreciate all of your hard work to bring this great curriculum to us. God bless you and your family and Merry Christmas!

  6. Lois Reece December 13, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    What is your of code and what does it mean to the student, and how does it help my daughter in home school.

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool December 13, 2015 / 8:23 pm

      It’s an encouragement for everyone to try computer programming. Your daughter will get some programming by using EP. It’s just a fun, extra. If you child tries it and really enjoys it, then there are ways to continue learning for free.

  7. Lois Reece December 13, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Is hour of code helpful for the study of my student. I am Lois Reece Amber’s mother wanting to know what the hour of code means to my student

  8. Tanya H. January 6, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    My 5 y/o does this. It begins at a pre-reading age. I laughed at the idea of a child who could barely read being able to program, but my teenage son insisted she could do this. He got her started using symbols instead of words. The little ones can still understand the basics of algorithms even when they can’t read. My little girl can write programs using loops but still can’t clean up her own bedroom!

  9. Cynthia Ferguson March 19, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Are both of the code programs totally free? I looked at both of them a little and it looks like the first one might want to charge. By the way I love Easy Peasy, I am using it with three of my grandchildren, I haven’t even been using it a month yet. I homeschooled my 6 children and made it way harder than it needed to be.
    With my grandchildren I started down that way again, I wanted to do everything that I saw on PInterest and the homeschool sites. I was getting bogged down and not really teaching anything..
    I like the simplicity of this.
    If I could tell everyone something it would be to find a program that you and your children like, make it simple so that everyone can go on to learn other things through play the rest of the day.
    when you find the program stick to it.
    Speaking from 30 years of experience switching around doesn’t help anyone, my daughter said to me once that I had tried three writing programs with her and she didn’t want to ever write it mixed her up so much.
    In Summary to quote a children’s book that I have read to my children. “Simple Pictures are Best!!” don’t complicate what doesn’t need to be complicated.

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool March 20, 2016 / 11:57 am

      Yes, I think they are both completely free. I’ve used them both. This is exactly what EP thinks too: “make it simple so that everyone can go on to learn other things through play the rest of the day.”

  10. Camille Dorsey April 13, 2016 / 1:24 am

    I’m not yet a “member” of your website. My two older children currently attend a local public charter school; however, for the 2016-2017 school year, I will be home schooling my rising 4th grader. I’m both nervous and excited about the decision to home school him. I did it when he was in Kindergarten, thinking that because I was once a certified schoolteacher and had tutored students for almost 2 decades it would be easy… It didn’t go so well.
    Anyhow, two women recommended your website and I’ve decided to, finally, check it out. I’m amazed at the work you’ve put into making the home school experience both fun and painless for parents and their students. I’m still figuring out the website, but I just wanted you to know how appreciative I am in knowing that I have this wonderful, Christian-based resource at my fingertips.
    Thanks for your generosity and kindness in sharing this site with others!

  11. pinkiepieandbabysafari June 3, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Wow!! thank you so much. I have been using this for about 2 months! and I really like it. I just have a question but this is not important though, What does it mean by “If it’s a hit in your home?” I’m 11 years old and I’m not an expert in English cause I live in the Philippines. :0

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool June 3, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      “A hit” is when something is popular. I just meant that if your kids really like it then there are some places they could go to do more. I’m glad you do like it, so I hope you are using the other links as well.

      • pinkiepieandbabysafari June 5, 2016 / 8:55 am

        Thank you to you too! I never thought you would answer my question. 🙂

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