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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Computing

Coding games

Design and make your own computer game

Computer coding is the use of computer programming languages to give computers and machines a set of instructions on what actions to perform. It’s how humans communicate with machines. It’s what allows us to create apps (applications).

In this resource created with Archives of IT learners can design and create their own computer game in Scratch then swap and play with their friends!

Activity: Coding games

In this activity learners will develop their ability to use coding.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity, to introduce the concept of coding. Alternatively it could be used to introduce or reinforce how to use block coding with Scratch.

Download the free activity sheets below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download and are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.


  • Coding games activity
  • Coding games presentation
  • Coding games planning sheet

Tools/resources required

  • Computers / laptops / tablets with internet access.
  • Sticky notes.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

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