Introduction to Scratch

Learn how to create games, stories, animations and so much more using Scratch!

In this course, kids will learn how to code with Scratch which is a programming language that can be used to create games, make stories, animations and so much more!

From learning how to move characters (called "sprites") across the stage (called "backdrops") to creating amazing drawings and patterns, and also making a final game of a spaceship avoiding obstacles in space, you will learn it all in this course. You will also be able to share your creations with friends, family, and the world!

This course is designed to be practical and is aimed at kids (girls and boys) 8 years and older although some younger kids may be able to follow along. The videos are fun, short (no zzzz) and engaging. If you are looking to introduce your kids to Coding, this is the course for them.


  • No previous coding experience needed!
  • Scratch is only available online or offline for Windows/Linux/Mac operating systems. Mobile devices are not supported although some tablets may work.
  • Basic knowledge of using the mouse and keyboard are required.

Copyright: Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu. This course is in no way affiliated to or endorsed by the Scratch team.

Your Tutor


Adeolu is an enthusiast of network and security technologies having obtained the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Security. He has over 7 years experience designing, implementing, and supporting network and security technologies.

He also has a drive to improve the economy of the world through the teaching of technology, starting with his home country - Nigeria.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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