Create-A-VideoGame with Scratch
Scratch is a drag and drop programming system where children can create interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. As children use Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. It teaches programming concepts such as loops and conditionals, order of operations and logic without getting bogged down by programming terms. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.
Young Carter Wills tag teams with Thi at Delight to teach students how to use Scratch to make their ideas come to life. It is a great introduction to programming concepts and it’s easy accessibility allows kids to continue working with the programs at home. In the past, we’ve done a video game exposition showcasing kids’ games and creations, and plan to evolve this program into a Coding Club concept, cultivating the growing group of students interested in working together in Scratch.
Participate in this program through our STEAM ‘n Games afterschool enrichment.