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My First Computer

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This activity is an introduction to the amazing and complicated machine that is the computer. Patrons learn about the different components of computers, then design their very own out of construction paper and templates!

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: After patrons create their own computers, let them explore age-appropriate activities on real computers, such as the activities from PBS Kids
Related Links Introduction to Computers: Hardware and Software
Originating Source Hour of Code
Photo Credit: from original activity
Related Books
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Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Computers by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Lindsey Clasen, & Nancy Bond
Computers for Kids by Chris Cataldo

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My First Computer

My First Computer

This activity is an introduction to the amazing and complicated machine that is the computer. Patrons learn about the different components of computers, then design their very own out of construction paper and templates!