You have got to try this out with your kids - they will love it!
Resource 1: The Binary Pixel Art activity introduces kids to the idea of Binary numbers and gives a quick introduction of how to convert Binary numbers to decimal numbers. Kids will then need to convert simple Binary numbers to decimal numbers for 7 Halloween-themed designs to correctly colour them in. There are also 2 additional templates for kids to create their own design and coded version.
Resource 2: This is a differentiated version of the above activity for kids who may find the Binary-decimal conversions too challenging. Nevertheless, they will still have some computing exposure through the understanding of computer images made from individual blocks of color, as well as ICT skills through the use of MS Excel tools.
Resource 3: This is the PDF printable version of Resource 1 for use in case of device / software shortage or in case of preference.
Resource 4: These are the solutions of the 7 wonderful Halloween-themed designs.
You’ll enjoy them as much as Kids’ Printouts did creating them!
Get this lovely bundle of wordsearches containing the following:
2D shapes wordsearch, with 11 colourful shapes pictured, which kids need to name and label
The same as above but with all dark-grey shapes to accommodate visual impairments and for black and white / grey-scale printing
Colours wordsearch, with 15 popular colours to find
Colours wordsearch, with 25 colours to find, and 4 pretty images to look at
Both of the above with the US-spelling of ‘grey’
Numbers wordsearch, with numbers 1-20 and fun images of the digits 0-9
Big-Numbers wordsearch, with 25 names of larger numbers, including a non-listed number to find (you’ll find it!)
8 files altogether.
These worksheets have been created for CS Education week, for the Hour of Code, but can be used for a computing activity throughout the year.
Students as young as Year 4 (8-year olds) can be given this to work on (and maybe younger!)
I like the CS Unplugged activities but have remixed the worksheets so they’re shorter and more ‘student-ready’.
I have also added MS Excel versions for one of the image representation tasks. This is great to use particularly when differentiating.
(The worksheets are available on another account which also belongs to me.)