Scratch is an excellent coding language for children to acquire programming skills. With Scratch, kids can construct games, narratives, and animations by simply dragging and dropping various blocks of code.

In the Scratch classes I’ve taught, students confirm the exceptional interactivity and enjoyment Scratch offers. The Elementary School Core Track teaches kids to craft their own interactive games while learning fundamental programming concepts like variables, loops, and more.

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In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a sprite jump in the Snake Jumper game. You will learn about animating sprites, accepting user input, and checking for collisions between two sprites. Let’s get started! 

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Snake jumper game in Scratch

What you need:

  1. Scratch account: Create a free Scratch account

No coding experience is necessary for this Scratch tutorial. Beginner-friendly for kids ages 8 and up. Give it a try!

How to Make a Sprite Jump in Scratch

  1. Login to Scratch
  2. Create a new Scratch project
  3. Name your new Scratch project
  4. Choose a backdrop
  5. Choose a sprite
  6. Make the sprite move up
  7. Make the sprite move down
  8. Change the sprite’s costume
  9. Reset the sprite’s position
  10. Test your game!
  11. Bonus – Add an enemy sprite to avoid

1. Login to Scratch

Login to scratch

2. Create a New Scratch Project

create a new project in scratch

3. Name your new Scratch project

Name your new scratch project

4. Choose a backdrop

Choose a backdrop
Select the jungle scratch backdrop

5. Choose a sprite

choose a sprite
Select the wizard toad sprite
Position the wizard toad sprite

6. Make the sprite move up

The action of jumping is simply moving a sprite up and then back down. We will be moving the sprite when the space bar is clicked. 

make the sprite move up
Add a repeat button
add a change y by block

7. Make the sprite move down

The sprite went up, now it must come down automatically. That will complete the act of jumping after the space bar is clicked.

Make the sprite move down
Add another repeat block

8. Change the sprite’s costume

When the sprite moves, you can change how it looks so it appears as though it’s actually jumping.

Change the sprites costume
Add a switch costume to

9. Reset the sprite’s position

Add a go to x and y block
Add a motion block

10. Test your game!

Bonus – Add an enemy sprite to avoid

  1. Add another sprite
  2. Make the enemy sprite move
  3. End the game if the sprites collide
  4. Test your game!

1. Add another sprite

Choose a sprite
Choose the snake sprite