Sequence Baking Activity | Kids Coding Cookies

Are you craving something sweet? Take a bite out of the elementary sequence baking activity that teaches your kids about the computer programming concept, Sequence, while they're making colorful Fuzz cookies. (Oh yeah, and the best part- you get to eat them after!)

Sequence baking activity for elementary school kids to learn coding.
Fuzz Cookies by Kodable

Sequence is the sweetest place to start when introducing coding to your elementary-aged kids. As one of the basic principles in computer programming, it will help elementary kids transition to other coding concepts like Conditions and Debugging, and eventually entire languages like JavaScript.

What is Sequence? 

In coding, Sequence is an ordered list of instructions that lead you to your desired result. 

Think about it like this; in Kodable, you create a Sequence using arrows to help the Fuzzes roll through mazes. You put different commands in a specific order, and if you do it right, you get the outcome you wanted. Like the Fuzzes getting through the maze to the finish line!

Example of Sequence used in Kodable to teach Sequence baking activity.

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Sequence's same principles can be applied to many things, including steps in a science experiment, storytelling, brushing your teeth, and baking! 

Baking with Sequence

What does baking have to do with coding, you ask? Have you ever followed a recipe? A computer reads code the same way that we would read a recipe - step by step, left to right, top to bottom, in the exact order it is written. 

When you bake, you follow the recipe and add the ingredients in a specific order. You have to follow this order so the cookies turn out correct- or else they might end up burnt, soggy, or yucky! 

In coding, when you don't create an order of commands correctly, the computer can't follow the directions and can't give you the outcome you want. Just like when baking cookies- it won't work! And we can't have any of that! 

A computer programmer is like a chef - they orchestrate all of the movements and decisions that ensure the proper execution of the program.

Whether it's a human or a computer, when using Sequence you have to follow a specific order to get the result you want.

So, who's mouths are watering for a yummy, colorful, and a fun elementary sequence baking activity? (We are! And we hope you are too!) 

Sequence Baking Activity- Fuzz Cookies by Kodable

Sequence Baking Activity: Fuzz Cookies

Steps for Kids

  1. Combine ingredients
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Separate into 3 bowls
  4. Add food coloring
  5. Mix
  6. Make cookie dough balls
  7. Bake
  8. Add chocolate chips eyes
  9. Eat your Fuzzy cookie creations!

Download Fuzz Coding Cookie Worksheet

Sequence Baking Activity: Fuzz Cookies

Detailed Baking Instructions For Adults

  1. Buy all ingredients: sugar cookie mix, 1 stick of butter, 1 egg ( We used Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, but any cookie mix will work!)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Combine cookie mix, butter, and 1 egg
  4. Mix until combination becomes a dough
  5. Separate cookie dough into 3 small bowls
  6. Add 3 drops of different colored food coloring to each bowl
  7. Mix cookie dough until it changes to deserved color
  8. Roll dough into quarter sized balls
  9. Place cookie dough balls on a baking sheet 
  10. Create 'smiles' out of the cookie dough and place on top of the cookie dough balls
  11. Put in the oven
  12. Bake for 7 minutes
  13. Remove from the oven
  14. Add 2 upside down chocolate chips as eyes
  15. Let them cool for 5 minutes
  16. Enjoy your Fuzz Coding Cookies!

If you're looking for more elementary coding activities, create your free teacher account with Kodable and discover free on and off screen coding missions and challenges. 

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