Making games with Scratch

Coding with ScratchBefore the Easter break, I taught Scratch to twelve enthusiastic children at my local primary school. This time, I was pleased to have two girls in the group. As the children had enjoyed making games, I decided to introduce new programming concepts while building more games and stories. Half of children were new to Scratch, which meant I had to have teaching material for two levels. As soon as the children got into the swing of things, they had the confidence to help each other, which was good to see.

The term challenges were to build a space animation, a game of pong, collect gold coins game, a space quiz, and throw the dice.

I’m so pleased with the results and the fact that ten of the children have come back for yet more Scratch, including a child that has ASD and loves adding tricks to the end of his animations – like this dice game!



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