Genetic programming is like a type of computer code made up of little pieces and instructions that can solve problems. It's a bit like building with Legos. Imagine you want to make a car from a bunch of Legos. You use instructions to put the Legos together in the right way so that it looks like a car. The same with genetic programming - you use instructions to put together pieces of code and they can solve problems like playing a game or creating a certain picture.