Coding with Scratch Jr - Beginner Games
This is for beginner coding using Scratch Jr. This 4 week online class will show kids how to use Scratch Jr and get up and coding quickly!
Class size is limited to 3 students per class so we can make the most of our time and still get individualized instruction. If there are fewer than 2 students signed up for a class, you may be asked to combine with a different class.
Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd grade, but contact us if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We'll meet twice a week via video chat for 30-minutes each session plus the instructor will be available via email or chat to help with any questions. Times are all Central Time Zone.
- Access to the internet
- Access to computer or tablet that can install the Scratch Jr app or download the computer version
- Email address for contact
Program required for coding:
Download the desktop version here for Mac or PC: https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/
Download the app version to Apple or Android tablet (available for limited Kindle versions). Links to stores here:
We'll start with basic guidelines for how to code and some best practices and then jump straight into the fun of creating your own games.
The following outline is the basic guideline of what will be covered:
Lesson 1: Intro to coding
- Safety and Security discussion
- Scratch Jr orientation
- Create first character and background
Lesson 2: First games | Aquarium
- Adding characters
- Adding background
- Moving characters around
Lesson 3: First games | Barnyard
- Adding sound to a game
Lesson 4: First games | Obstacle course/maze
- Customizing backgrounds and code for moving characters
Lesson 5: First games | Driving around town
- Customizing movements and switching backgrounds
Lesson 6: First games | Bumper Cars
- Multiple characters and code
Lesson 7: First games | TBD
- coding TBD
Lesson 8: First games | TBD
- coding TBD
If you have specific requests, please email us at email@example.com