There are now tons of coding toys that promise to teach the basics of programming, but most of them include some form of technology, be it a robot, a tablet, a smartphones or some kit with electronic components; the 'Let's Go Code! Activity Set' for kids from Learning Resources does away with tech entirely for a different approach.
This activity set appeals to kids with a visual, kinesthetic or tactile learning style. The set consists of 20 foam maze mats and 20 coding cards, which can be used to direct another child through the maze.
As kids hop, step and turn in the manner in which they are "coded" to do so, they
develop gross motor skills, as well as a sense of direction, critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to follow instructions.