Scratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games


  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

  • Subjects: Life Skills, STEM

  • Product Type: Book

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Programming can be hard, but Scratch Programming makes it easy. Developed by MIT, Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. It does this by bringing a visual element to programming, so instead of just looking at lines of text, you can see blocks, and moving characters. The visual element really helps kids connect and understand the code they're working with. "Scratch Programming Playground" helps your child take advantage of this wonderful tool with easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the each game their own.

Check out a finished project from the book.

Great for ages 8 and up!

Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you'll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit!

Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code.

You'll make games like:

  • Maze Runner: escape the maze!
  • Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail
  • Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks
  • Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone
  • Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic
  • Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros.

Learning how to program shouldn't be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you'll make a game of it!


Checkout this free sample chapter from the publisher on making the fruit slicer game.

  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (September 30, 2016)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • ISBN-10: 1593277628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593277628


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