With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Have you implemented a Scratch activity? Have feedback to share? Questions about how to get started?

Scratch at a Glance

  • Age range: 8 and older
  • Group size: 1 or more (1 or 2 per computer)
  • Facilitators: 0 or more
  • Facilitator skills: Basic familiarity with Scratch
  • Parents involved: No
  • Activity type: Self-directed activities
  • Cost: Free! Scratch activity cards can be downloaded and printed or purchased
  • Space and equipment: Computer with internet access

Scratch in Action

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