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

Make Music

Make some noise! Choose intruments, add sounds, and press keys to play music! The accompanying Educator Guide is full of tips for facilitating a workshop or class around this tutorial. The Make Music Coding Cards have extra tips to support learners as they explore and create.

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.

Chase Game

Make a game where you chase a character to score points! The accompanying Educator Guide is full of tips for facilitating a workshop or class around this tutorial. The Chase Game Coding Cards have extra tips to support learners as they explore and create.

Featured Scratch Events

12/8, 1pm EDT (Zoom)

Beyond the Banana: Make Music with Makey Makey + Scratch

Imagine a world where chairs can sing and bananas make melodic pianos. With Makey Makey + Scratch you can digitally duct tape real world items to your Scratch project. That means you can code a musical project that is played by hugging a stuffed animal, drinking a glass of water, or even just sitting on a seat.

Join Eric Rosenbaum (Scratch Team) and Colleen Graves (Makey Makey) as they explore the magical musical world of Scratch combined with Makey Makey. Bring your own Makey Makey invention kit to join in the fun or code along without one.

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Share Your Strategies

How are you planning to facilitate Hour of Code with your students? Share your strategies on social media using the hashtag #scratchinpractice.

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