Meet Code Rocket: a coding toy for kids age 8-12 that gets them familiar with the basics of C++ coding. It comes with 20 projects and plenty of hands-on activities. Simply bring a Windows/Mac/Chromebook computer to get started. By playing around with this kit, students will learn about variables, loops, functions, and bug hunting.
Code Rocket can be used to program laser blaster LED lights, Morse code messages, and a countdown sequence. It is available for under $45 at this time.