Scratch Activities for Hour of Code!

Bring Scratch into your classroom this year during Hour of Code™! On this page, you can explore an overview of the new Scratch activities for Hour of Code this year.

Featured Scratch Activities

Imagine a World

Encourage your learners to imagine a world where anything is possible, then bring it to life with Scratch! This is a great introductory coding activity. The accompanying Educator Guide is full of tips for facilitating a workshop or class around this tutorial. The Imagine a World Coding Cards have extra tips to support learners as they explore and create.

Create Animations that Talk

This beginner-friendly tutorial guides learners in creating animations that talk aloud, using the Text-to-Speech blocks. There are a wide variety of ways in which students can explore this tutorial, from creating interactive stories to making virtual pets that talk back.

Talking Tales

Talking Tales is a great activity for learners who want to continue creating with Text-to-Speech blocks. They’ll code characters that talk aloud, travel to different scenes, and even answer questions.

Code a Cartoon

This beginner-friendly tutorial includes a starter project full of characters from Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek. Learners can code them to jump, fly, and change size. They’ll even add sound, and speech bubbles. Encourage students to add their own characters and take them on an adventure!

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The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.