It’s that time of year when the leaves turn, the wind howls, and things go bump in the night... Don’t worry. That’s just the sound of kids playing with our new Spooky Splats coding game!
Crash the Gorilla is spending the night in a haunted house (Bloopers caught him on a double-dog dare!) and wants to keep the lights on all night. Unfortunately, some pesky ghosts keep shutting them off. With Spooky Splats, students will build a code that will allow the lights to stay on and keep the happy haunts at bay.
Using up to six Splats on the Unruly App or in-person, students will design a timed program that, with plenty of stomping, will keep the lights on before the game clock runs out.
Designed for grade levels 6-8, the Spooky Splats lesson plan offers two versions - a “simple code” which is our classic version and an “advanced code” version which includes variables and functions. Both code versions are available for download in the lesson plan and most of the lesson is focused on going through the classic version of this game. This game is great for both virtual and in-person coding and play!
The goal of the game is to press the flashing Splats before they disappear in order to keep the lights on.
For students who are more experienced with block-coding, they can use variables and functions to re-packaged the code which is shown in the Advanced Code version. This “repackaging” using variables and functions just makes it easier to modify the code to make adjustments in game timing. The game-play is exactly the same as the classic version!
We covered all of this and how to play in our Spooky Splats Webinar. Click the link below to take a peek!
Splats are designed for kids to have fun and learn coding principles at the same time. Here are some of the highlights of Spooky Splats that make it a great integration into the classroom.
Ready to bring this exciting coding game for kids into the classroom? Download the lesson plan below!
On October 22, we filmed a webinar to offer you top tips for running Spooky Splats in your classroom! Watch the free webinar recording at the link below.