Hear from Eric about what people have been making for Scratch Month!
How to Participate
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Whether you are new to Scratch or a long-time user, we invite you to imagine what you would like to create. We hope Scratch Month brings a playful spirit to those Scratching around the world!
During the month of May, the Scratch Team will share a series of weekly themes. People of all ages are invited to create projects based on any of the themes that inspire them. Visit the “Featured Studios” section of the Scratch online community every Monday in May to find the weekly themes and create your own project.
Here is a preview of a few Scratch Month themes:
- May 4th: Recycling Bin Crafts
Make fun things out of stuff you find in your recycle bin!
- May 11th: How Do You Peace Out?
Design projects that help you and others feel calmer.
- May 18th: Boredom Busters
Scratch projects that make life easier… or more fun… or more weird.
- May 25th: Chain Reaction
Make a real or imaginary ball travel from one place to the next. How will it move? Where will it go next?
The Scratch website will feature studios for each of the themes launched in May. A studio is like an online gallery: it’s a collection of projects based on a certain theme. Add Scratch Month projects to the studios to share with the larger online community — as well as see what others around the world have created. Scratch Month studios will be launched every Monday in May alongside the themes.
Want to learn how to share a Scratch project to a studio? Here’s a step-by-step guide!
Tips for Getting Started
Just starting out? The Scratch Ideas page is a great place to find tips for getting started, tutorials, Scratch Coding Cards, and more, before jumping into Scratch Month themes.
Have limited or no internet access? The downloadable Scratch app allows users to create and save projects with or without an internet connection.
For Younger Children: ScratchJr is a free creative coding app for children (ages 5-7) to program their own interactive stories and games. The ScratchJr Teach page offers educational activities and resources to engage children in a variety of ScratchJr activities. ScratchJr works on an iPad or Android tablet. It’s a great way for younger siblings to engage in Scratch Month!