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Thanksgiving Mission


English Language Arts,



Experience Level

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5


10-15 minutes

Group Size


Small Groups (2-4)

Compatible Robots

Root rt0 Coding Robot

Root rt1 Coding Robot


Root's family is almost ready for Thanksgiving dinner, but something is missing! Go on a coding adventure with Root to save the holiday!

Downloads & Resources

Finish the Story: Thanksgiving Mission Thanksgiving Mission Ingredient List

Root's Thanksgiving Mission

This Finish the Story episode brings learners to the table to celebrate with Root's family. Watch the episode and use the attached printable to help Root save the day by gathering all of the missing ingredients. Place the ingredients on the whiteboard grid and strengthen sequencing skills by coding Root to reach them all.

Our Finish the Story series provides a visual prompt for learners to identify a problem and communicate their responses with code. Not only are students refining their listening and problem solving skills, they're also strengthening their skills in programming and coding!

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards


Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) to complete tasks.


Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using numbers or other symbols to represent information.


Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.


Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.


Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.


Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.


Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.

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