Python Project Ideas for Beginners

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Python is a popular programming language, and one that students may encounter often in their lives if they pursue a career in technology. These projects can help them start honing their skills as beginners.


Python is a popular programming language, developed in 1991 with a focus on readability and logical code. For today's students, learning the basics of programming may be a crucial part of their education. Luckily, it's also something they're generally eager to learn. These projects are designed for beginner students who have been taught the basics of Python and are now ready to put those skills to use.

Python Project Ideas for Beginners

Letter Game

In the spirit of games like Wheel of Fortune or Hangman, students will program a game where users attempt to guess a word, one letter at a time. To do this, students will have to provide words for the program to select, the user will have to be able to input letter guesses, and a function will need to determine whether the inputted guess is correct or incorrect. Since this is a game, there should be a limit on the number of guesses, and/or rewards and punishments for correct and incorrect guesses.

  • Materials: Computer with Python

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