Code Combat

Here’s another great resource for teaching your kids to code, and it has the added bonus of being in a game format.  Code Combat is in the format of a flash game.  While playing the game, your child writes the Javascript code to make the moves to complete each challenge.  It’s a great way for kids to get started and a lot less dry than Codecademy.   Kids start with a beginner campaign and then move on to lots of more challenging levels.  The code is all open source, so players are writing more and more levels.  Great for upper elementary through high school and completely free.

Code Combat