Scratch Classes Get Kids Excited About Coding
Scratch is a free block-based coding platform that lets kids drag and drop code blocks to build fun games and apps. It’s an ideal way for younger students to learn programming because it’s simple and visual, yet teaches powerful code concepts like variables, loops, and conditionals.
Skills Learned With Scratch Coding
Scratch teaches more than just programming fundamentals.
In Scratch, kids learn to tackle each small problem to eventually solve a bigger problem, like a full-fledged game. While kids are coding in Scratch, they learn to decompose, sequence, and solve problems in a problem-solving framework.
Kids have to make many decisions to code a game in Scratch. These can be simple or complex, but practicing this process in Scratch helps make them comfortable with evaluating and making good decisions.
In Scratch classes, kids learn to communicate about their code and overall ideas in a way that the computer and others can understand. With Scratch, they learn to communicate in code and verbally.
Online Scratch Classes for Kids
Our scratch coding classes are for students ages 8-11. Take live, online Scratch classes that are both fun and engaging. Kids can let their creativity run wild while having a foundation and structure for their programming journey. Younger students are set up for success in coding text-based languages because they learn the underlying coding concepts through Scratch. They’ll create animations, build interactive games, and gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills at the same time.
- New students start in the Animation and Gaming with Scratch course
- Placement testing is available for students with previous coding experience
- Every course has 12 lessons
- Every Wizard Level consists of 3 core courses and 1 capstone course
- The entire Elementary School program consists of 3 Wizard Levels
The Most Fun and Effective Scratch Courses for Kids
• Learn coding concepts using Scratch platform
• Beginner-friendly (no prior experience needed)
• Project-based curriculum and learning approach
• Innovative teacher-led online classes
• Small class sizes and personalized support
• Weekly parent updates
• Certification in 12 weeks
Learning Scratch is a great place for kids, ages 8-10, to start coding!
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What Kids Learn in Scratch Coding Courses
Logic with Scratch
Elementary School Class 2
In this course, students deepen their Scratch and programming knowledge by developing functional games and applications. This Scratch class builds on critical, foundational concepts learned in the previous class, such as variables, data types, lists, arrays, loops, and operators. These skills also translate to other languages when students advance from Scratch to text-based code. By the end of this class, students will have the ability to build functions and code complex Scratch games and animations.
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a free block programming language and online community that allows kids to create programs and games using drag-and-drop.
What is Scratch Coding?
Scratch coding is writing and running programs in the Scratch platform. Coding in Scratch works by taking small snippets of code and grouping them together.
How can kids learn Scratch?
Kids can learn to code in Scratch through books, apps, tutorials, and coding classes both online and in-person.
How long does it take to learn Scratch?
Kids can learn the basics of Scratch very quickly, in as little as 1-3 months. For more advanced Scratch coding, around 6-12 months.
Can you learn coding with Scratch?
Kids can learn block-based coding with Scratch and coding concepts like variables, loops, if-else statements, and conditions.
Is Scratch coding free?
According to the creators, Scratch is and always will be free. There is no license required to use Scratch in your school or at home. Create an account to get started.
Free Scratch Tutorials for Kids
Questions? We Are Here to Help.
Easy answers to some common questions.
What technology do we need?
You need a computer with a microphone and a speaker, a browser (Google Chrome) and a good internet connection.
Chromebooks and iPads are not compatible with our platform.
See full details on What Technology is Needed for Class.
What course should I start with in elementary school?
The first course is Animation and Games with Scratch in the core track. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the core track.
I have a 10 year old, which program should I enroll?
Most 8-10 year old students should start with the Animation and Games with Scratch in the core track. If you’re 10, you may choose the middle school core track if you are confident about text-based programming and your typing speed is 25 wpm with 90% accuracy. After you complete the online enrollment, take a typing test then email a screenshot of your results to [email protected] to be placed in the middle school core track.
My child already knows Scratch. What do I do?
More questions? Find answers on our FAQ page.