I have been using Hopscotch with Y4 this term and have been fairly structured along the way, as they got to grips with the basics. Now the following describes an open-ended challenge, based on one of their own tutorials, I posed to the children:
Some of the children had heard of Etch-a-Sketch; many had not. So we spent a couple of minutes looking at the following videos - shown in Google Slides and trimmed using the amazing new Video Options feature:
I then set the challenge below - a character needs to draw a line depending on which way the iPad is tilted, and then everything should be cleared when the iPad is shaken.
I allowed the children to work on their own or in pairs, and the only bit I gave them a clue about was to tell them about 'Set Angle' for each way the iPad is tilted. I may have emphasised that they had to TILT the iPad...!
Some children cracked on and were soon adding their own sound effects, altering the distance their character travels, pen width etc. Others were not so sure so I did have something to perhaps nod them in the right direction:
All in all, a good project to target at Y4 (8-9 year-olds) - not too tricky for even the more hesitant coder, and with lots of scope for extra tweaks for the more adventurous ones. 'Hopscotch is the best!' one child commented during the lesson. They're not far wrong.