15 Best Coding Gifts for Tweens in 2023
If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for your kids you are going to love these coding gifts for tweens.
We love giving educational gifts and there is something for all budgets here. You will have the kids coding in no time.
If you are looking for even more ideas check out our favorite coding websites for kids.
I have added 15 of the best gifts, robots, subscriptions, books, and games that your tween is going to love.
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Coding Toys for Tweens
These are the best gifts for kids who love to code:
Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game
This is our favorite coding gift for tweens. The Hacker coding game is where you learn programming principles through fun gameplay.
This is a great one player game for kids.
It is a coding board game that comes with 120 challenges of increasing difficulty, from beginner to expert.
Suitable for kids aged 10+
We have been using Codakid which is a fantastic platform for kids coding for homeschoolers.
This is software created by Codakid and provides 100+ hours of interactive student projects designed to engage and educate kids, teaching them to become creators in their own right.
Students learn real Lua coding and video game design using the Roblox Studio game creation engine. 8- to 10-minute bite size lessons fit into your child's busy schedule.
mBot Neo Programming Robot
The Neo robot offers three stages, building, cognition, and creating.
Learning while playing, this programming robot allows children to learn programming scratch and python, electronics assembling, and robotics knowledge more intuitively.
Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand
If you have a Harry Potter loving tween they are going to love this build a wand kit.
The kids learn how to build and program the wand that can respond to their movements.
Star Wars The Force™ Coding Kit
Star Wars fans young and old will love building and programming this sensor.
There are 4 powerful light beams, and you can play with the force. Move light sabers, and push Stormtroopers!
If you are looking for more educational Star Wars activities check out our favorites that your tween will love.
Code Master Programming Logic Game
Code Master is the ultimate coding board game and STEM toy, and teaches programming logic through fun gameplay.
This won’t just teach the kids the principles behind programming, they’ll also build planning, sequential reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
This is another single-player game.
For ages 8+ adult
Program your unicorn so it can walk, dance, move, and change color.
Perfect for any unicorn lover, and perfect for parents who love to buy educational gifts!
Code Piano Coding Toy
I absolutely love this, especially for kids who play the piano.
Use the free online tutorials to learn how to make music.
The speakers and buttons are already built into this toy.
Suitable for kids over the age of 8.
A fun programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play.
For kids aged 8-14
Coding Robot for Kids
Who wouldn't love their own robot! This one is aimed at kids as young as 6 up to 11 so if your tween is on the younger side this is the robot for them.
When you purchase this robot you will also receive a 2-student/1-adult 12-month subscription to Class Connect. This is what provides the tools that turbocharge how kids interact with Dash and the Blockly App that powers him.
New content is added to him all of the time, so the more the kids play and code, the more they will learn.
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Games
Bloxels puts the power to build video games in your hands.
Build your own characters, art, and game layouts with the Bloxels Gameboard and Blocks - then capture them with the Bloxels app to bring them to life!
Suitable for kids aged 8+
Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit
Have your child created their very own cyborg hand? I mean who wouldn't want to be Cyborg?
This build your own awesome, wearable mechanical hand that you operate with your own fingers is what every tween I know would want.
Bitsbox - Coding Subscription Box
If you are after the gift that keeps on giving, this Bitsbox is what you want.
Bitsbox delivers coding projects that teach kids to make video games, greeting cards, simulations, and more.
Every month your child will receive a new project, but you can cancel at any time.
Suitable for kids aged 6-12.
This coding book is perfect for the beginner who is wanting to create a new video game or start a website.
Published in 2022 it is up to date with modern coding practices.
Mastermind Game : The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker
This is the classic game for 2 players, and although it is not traditional coding like the other gifts listed.
This is a great competitive game that encourages kids to use reasoning and logic which are both needed to code.
For kids aged 8+
Last Updated on 3 March 2023 by homeschoolof1