Gaming and Coding Games for Kids has certainly come a long way
The present and future trends in gaming and coding games for kids are seriously demanding in keeping up.
We are pretty lucky that our 8 yr old son, Cuba is a natural with anything to do with gaming and coding.
He aspires to be a web designer, fingers crossed it becomes a reality for him.
Cuba and I teamed up and put together our current list of gaming and coding for kids.
Minecraft Lego set £79.99
Without a doubt Minecraft is one of the most popular brands in the gaming and coding for kids genre.
Enjoy action-packed Minecraft adventures with the Lego Minecraft 21155. The creeper mine set. Designed for fans of the record-breaking video game, this model is packed with exciting for-August-2019 features and functions.
Kids can battle the creeper and husk, blast out stone with the Minecraft TNT and store mined gold in a giant creeper statue that delivers it direct to a chest at the pull of a lever. This collectible Minecraft toy also features a working rail track with Minecart and a detailed shelter with a bed, anvil, oven, chest and a vegetable patch.
It can be combined with other sets to create a Lego Minecraft universe for both play and display. Includes three minifigures: Steve, husk and a blacksmith, plus creeper, cow and bat figures. Mine measures over 8 Inch (22 cm) high, 14 Inch (38 cm) wide and 8 Inch (22 cm) deep.
Contains 834 pieces.
For boys and girls aged 8+ and for fans and big kids of all ages who love gaming and coding.
Roblox Celebrity Fashion Set £29.99
This gaming inspired play set by Roblox have a play set that even for kids who love the girliest of toys will enjoy.
Unleash your inner fashion designer with a plethora of trendy clothes, hairstyles, and accessories from PixelatedCandy’s sensational Fashion Famous game on Roblox!
Help PeachyAlexx and Ice_bear impress the judges by creating your own unique styles with your friends, then get ready for the runway. Who will emerge as the ultimate fashionista?
Take home the fashion game sensation that’s inspired millions of Robloxian’s imaginations from all over the world!
Coding Critters £35
Meet the Coding Critters: your first coding friends! These playful kitten pets bring early STEM concepts to preschool learning through 100% screen-free coding.
Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure, and help the curious Scamper and sneaky Sneaker have a playtime they’ll never forget! Each storybook coding challenge unfolds in the Coding Critters’ fun pet play set.
Suitable for children aged 4 years and up
OSMO Coding starter kit £99
Osmo learning games makes it fun for children to learn, using toys as teaching tools.
Osmo is magic! In 2013, Osmo created a fun-filled & award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces & an I pad and/or fire tablet, bringing a child’s game pieces & actions to life
(no Wi-Fi necessary for game play).
Ravensburg Code Master Game£21.59
Code Master is the ultimate coding board game and STEM toy, and teaches programming logic through fun gameplay.
Contains 10 maps with 60 levels to solve, as well as 12 guide scrolls, 12 action tokens, 8 conditional tokens, and an instruction booklet with solutions included.
Bloxels Build Your own Video Game £15.91 Build your own video games with Bloxels. The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy.
Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher and player.
Binary Bots Build & Code £40
Meet Binary’s UFO. The smart toy that teaches kids to code while having fun. Learning to code is so quick and easy with the UFO – simply connect to a PC or Mac. Kids can build their own UFO and learn to code it to do exciting things using sensors.
The UFO comes with a BBC micro:bit mini computer, used in schools. Learning is so easy and fun with free online activities, videos and help.
8 years & up.
Educational Robot Doc £33
Doc will accompany the child as they learn: – helps develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills; – teaches letters, numbers, colours and the names of animals.
With the robot they will learn as they play at programming commands. Doc is the first ever game that brings children closer to educational Robotics in a fun and creative way.
The robot can be programmed to roam at will or follow the pre-programmed routes the game cards, helping your child to develop their logic and problem solving skills.
When used in ‘smart’ Mode, the robot will recognise its position on the game board and offer suggestions for playing the game to the child.
So that’s my current toy and game guide for all kids who love gaming, programming and coding.
As most grown ups know what and where to buy most consoles, tablets and lap tops etc I have aimed to select some original gifts designed with coding and gaming loving kids in mind.
Hopefully all the items listed have links that will direct you straight to them by clicking on the product title and price.
If you have any gift ideas to share I would love to hear from you or just let me know what you think.
Lot’s of love,
Dana x x
My girls used to be crazy about Minecraft and they had a few Lego sets but the one you mentioned looks fab!
My youngest loves Roblox and would love the Fashion set. I am tempted to show her, that would for sure be going on her Christmas list.
What great ideas x
Thank you for the great reviews and ideas. I have a kiddo who loves all things science related (including the coding). Your right, creative activities that teach coding to kids really have come a long way. Great ideas!
It is amazing how far it has come and there are so many brilliant ideas, the LEGO set would go down really well with my son. I would like to try some coding with him now he is getting older Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time
This is a great list. I like the Roblox one. My girls are obsessed with Roblox so this could be a great option for us. Will look into it. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 x #KCACOLS
Thank you Franca xx