Scratch Month

Scratch Month is a global celebration of Scratch!

This year, we’re transforming Scratch Day into Scratch Month! We invite you to imagine, create, and share along with us in the Scratch online community.

Hear from Eric about what people have been making for Scratch Month!

How to Participate


Imagine

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!



Create

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?

Share

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!

News and Updates

Calendar Icon Scratch Month themes will be shared every Monday in May in the “Featured Studios” section of the Scratch homepage.
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For Educators

The Scratch Month themes are designed to spark project ideas and learning through creative coding at home. The themes will offer a variety of topics to engage many interests, styles, and abilities. Studios are also a great place to find inspiration! We invite learners to visit the Scratch Month studios to remix projects that they find interesting. Remixing, or making a copy of a project and modifying it to add new ideas, is a great way to learn to program and create unique projects.

#ScratchAtHome

#ScratchAtHome will continue to provide ideas for engaging in creative coding activities for families and educators. It will be updated regularly with new ideas, events, and resources.