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Scratch Coding

Scratch Ninja

Ideal Scratch coding beginner series. Build games, stories, and animations

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Discover curiously fun scratch coding for kids

Developed by MIT, Scratch coding is a great way to introduce kids to computer programming. However, not all ways of learning Scratch coding for kids are created equal. In fact, it is far from that. Learning coding is much more about developing computational thinking, creativity, and critical thinking, than writing a couple of programs.

Unlike many coding classes where kids are handed a sheet of paper and asked to follow instructions, with our small group, live online classes, interactive setting, and inquiry based teaching style, teachers lead kids who are taking early steps in computer programming through an enlightening process of creating, critical thinking, problem solving, and mastering computational thinking skills. Experience the best scratch coding course for kids and see the differences!

If your kid is new to Scratch, start with the free Scratch coding intro class, then rise up to Unit 1, 2, 3, and finally, Unit 4. Complete Unit 1- 3 to learn all the core programming skills Scratch has to offer. Take Unit 4 as well if your kid really loves Scratch and wants to create highly advanced Scratch games.

Free Intro to Scratch Coding

  • Grades 2-5
  • In this free Scratch class, learn the basics of how to use Scratch interface live online with an awesome teacher. Enjoy programs created by other students, and work together to build a fun game of your own (for many this is the very first program they have ever built. :)).
  • 50 Minutes Per Session

Scratch Ninja (Units 1 - 3)

  • Grades 2-5
  • 3 Units

    Each unit consists of four 55-minutes sessions

  • Scratch Ninja - Unit 1

    This class uses Scratch, a coding platform developed by MIT, as a tool to teach basic computer science and coding concepts such as loop, conditional, motion, and sensing. Students will also build a new project in each session ranging from animation, games, to graphic design and storytelling. The class employs a variety of interesting topics to teach logical thinking and inspire creativity, so your kids are not only learning Scratch coding but also creating starting from day 1.

  • Scratch Ninja - Unit 2

    This is Unit II of our Scratch coding course for kids. In this class, students will continue to learn important computer programming concepts such as variables, messaging, and events. Similar to Scratch Ninja 1, we will build a project in every session ranging from animations, games, to graphics design and storytelling, etc. Kids will be challenged to be creative and solve tough problems while learning the deeper computer science concepts.

  • Scratch Ninja - Unit 3

    Unit 3 covers the most advanced programming concepts that Scratch has to offer such as list/array, defining your own blocks (functions), and complex interactions between different game elements. In this Advanced Scratch class, students will design and deliver projects on their own, spending significant time outside of class to complete projects successfully. The end-to-end process includes designing games in response to a users' preferences, organizing the design process into multiple steps, and structuring codes in efficient ways.

  • $315$211.0533% Off

Scratch Ninja 1

  • Grades 2-5
  • This class uses Scratch, a coding platform developed by MIT, as a tool to teach basic computer science and coding concepts such as loop, conditional, motion, and sensing. Students will also build a new project in each session ranging from animation, games, to graphic design and storytelling. The class employs a variety of interesting topics to teach logical thinking and inspire creativity, so your kids are not only learning Scratch coding but also creating starting from day 1.
  • 55 Minutes Per Session

    Max Enrollment Per Class: 5 Students

  • $105$70.3533% Off

Scratch Ninja 2

  • Grades 2-5
  • This is Unit II of our Scratch coding course for kids. In this class, students will continue to learn important computer programming concepts such as variables, messaging, and events. Similar to Scratch Ninja 1, we will build a project in every session ranging from animations, games, to graphics design and storytelling, etc. Kids will be challenged to be creative and solve tough problems while learning the deeper computer science concepts.
  • 55 Minutes Per Session

    Max Enrollment Per Class: 5 Students

  • $105$70.3533% Off
  • Students need to have taken Scratch 1 offered by us or have at least 10 hours of Scratch coding experiences and are familiar with coding blocks including forever loop, conditional, motion, and sensing.

Scratch Ninja 3

  • Grades 3-6
  • Unit 3 covers the most advanced programming concepts that Scratch has to offer such as list/array, defining your own blocks (functions), and complex interactions between different game elements. In this Advanced Scratch class, students will design and deliver projects on their own, spending significant time outside of class to complete projects successfully. The end-to-end process includes designing games in response to a users' preferences, organizing the design process into multiple steps, and structuring codes in efficient ways.
  • 55 Minutes Per Session

    Max Enrollment Per Class: 5 Students

  • $105$70.3533% Off
  • Students need to have taken Scratch Ninja 2 or have at least 20 hours of Scratch coding experiences and are familiar with all coding blocks in Scratch.

Scratch Ninja 4

  • Grades 3-6
  • Unit 4 is our most advanced Scratch classes for kids. The focus is on making connections across the learnings while layering additional challenges both in coding and in creativity. Student will have the option of developing a project of their own choosing. We will provide guidance during each class on their individual projects in addition to working on assigned projects. Their individual projects will also be featured on our website and shared with community (with parent permission).
  • 55 Minutes Per Session

    Max Enrollment Per Class: 5 Students

  • $105$70.3533% Off
  • Students need to have taken Scratch Ninja 3 or have at least 30 hours of Scratch coding experiences and are familiar with all coding blocks in Scratch.

What is Scratch Coding? Everything you need to know

Scratch coding is a free block-based coding platform designed by MIT that allows you to create your own games, stories, and animations. On Scratch, you can program many different types of projects, such as a Magic Pen, Wizard Tag Game, or even platform games. Scratch for kids is designed for students ages 8-16, but can be used by everyone.

Scratch is a great tool for kids to learn programming because it’s a visual programming language. That makes it unlike Python and Javascript, which are written languages, meaning children type out all their code. With Scratch you can create online projects by connecting a series of coding blocks, and share your creations with the online community.

Blocks include event blocks, Scratch motion blocks (for movement), looks blocks (for changing shapes and colors), control blocks (for managing logics of your code), and more. So you can create all sorts of fun animations, games, and stories!

Answers to common questions about Scratch coding

1. Is Scratch coding free?

Yes, the Scratch website is completely free. Your child can go there anytime and start coding! Scratch does not offer any curriculum though. So kids will have to figure out how to learn it on their own. There are also books and YouTube videos that teach students Scratch. The easiest way for your kid to get started on Scratch is to join our Free Scratch Intro class live online with an awesome teacher. We have taught thousands of students Scratch coding over the years.

2. Is Scratch real coding?

Scratch is real coding, even though it is easy to learn.

3. Should my kid learn Scratch before Python?

Yes, your child can start learning Scratch before Python, because they can focus on learning Computational Thinking, which is the core principles of coding, without having to worry about syntax. Scratch is a block-coding language, meaning that children code by dragging and arranging logic “blocks” onto a canvas. While its applications are ultimately more limited than Python, Scratch shares many coding fundamentals such as loops, conditionals, and variables.

4. Is Scratch good for beginners?

Yes, Scratch is fun coding that’s good for beginners. For children with little-to-no experience, Scratch is a great place to start to learn the basics of coding. What's great is that you are unable to make typos with this method, ensuring less errors.

Explore Scratch coding online quick links

Here are a few helpful ways to continue your MIT Scratch learning journey.

  • Scratch getting started tutorial: Discover how to get started, and the different block types.
  • Scratch MIT - Check out the homepage for the Scratch app (for ages 7 and above).
  • Scratch games on ScratchJr: Program your own interactive stories and games (for young children ages 5-7).
  • Google CS First - Discover a set of curriculum developed by Google using Scratch.
  • Advanced Scratch tutorial: Find out how to use costumes, how to create motion. Plus, how to control with conditionals, and more!
  • Advanced Scratch class: This compressed series of classes introduce students to all the key coding concepts in Scratch in just 8 sessions, and ready them to more advanced computer science courses.
  • Scratch online coding fair: See the awesome Scratch projects Create & Learn students have made. And get inspired to create your own.
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