It's amazing at what you can do with some elementary tools like moveForward(), dot() and 17 million color() combinations. Toss in functions, loops and randomNumbers...VOILA.
1) the curriculum uses the snowflake concept to teach top down design so the students find a starting point and comfort with the snowflakes.
2) It's also my fault by providing last year's holiday examples to help the teams get a kick-start. Since we start U3 just before Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season keeps their interest. This year, at least a few groups ventured off to a few other Holidays like Halloween, 4th of July & Happy New Year.
Enjoy the Holiday