Use our video courses to learn to code and create games with Scratch at home

Scratch games coding 7-14 years online video courses

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Our online video courses are an ideal way for your child to experience our Scratch games programming lessons at home, if attending a course or club is inconvenient for you.
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Course content

Our video courses have been designed for parents who want to re-direct their child's natural enthusiasm for playing games into creating games and coding.

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They have been created specifically with children in mind and have been carefully scripted to be clear and unambiguous. Our instructor is a qualified and experienced teacher who speaks clearly and precisely, leading the learner through every detail of the activity. Each step is explained and demonstrated.

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As the lessons progress, your child will build familiarity with Scratch programming, follow game making exercises, build complete games and acquire the skills and knowledge required to build their own games. In so doing they will begin to understand the fundamental transferable concepts of coding, and improve their creative, math and computational thinking skills.

Course options

Scratch cat and code blocks video screenshot Course 1 - Getting started
Beginner 7-12 years
Learn essential Scratch basics and code your first game.
£19.99 or less

Required downloads
1. Scratch 1.4 .. or .. Scratch App/Desktop (v3 or higher software)

Video lessons ..

01. For parents - help your child get started
02. Your first Scratch lesson
03. A good way to begin a game
04. Control a sprite's movement
05. Make a sprite move by itself
06. Collisions
07. Broadcasting between sprites
08. The paint window
09. More about the stage
10. Show and hide
11. Make your first finished game - Ping Pong





Scratch cat and code blocks video screenshot Course 2 - Deeper into Scratch
Intermediate 9-12 years
Code an action game with throwing/firing, interactive animation, chasing, rewards and health, and a unique and compelling tree growing game in which the player must grow branches to allow birds to alight.
£24.99 or less

Required downloads
1. Scratch App/Desktop (v3 or higher software)
2. Girl vs witch v1.sb3 game template
3. Grow a tree v1.sb3 game template

Video lessons ..

01. Introduction to the course
02. Girl vs witch game - part 1
03. Girl vs witch game - part 2
04. Girl vs witch game - part 3
05. Girl vs witch game - part 4
06. Girl vs witch game - part 5
07. Grow a tree game - part 1
08. Grow a tree game - part 2
09. Grow a tree game - part 3
10. Grow a tree game - part 4





Scratch cat and code blocks video screenshot Course 3 - Advanced Scratch
Advanced 9-14 years
Code a chase / rescue game with water, accelerating speed boats, movement and sprite reaction sensing, and a bomb disposal game in which the player has 30 seconds to cut wires in the correct order to defuse a bomb.
£24.99 or less

Required downloads
1. Scratch App/Desktop v3 or higher software
2. Duck Rescue v1.sb3 game template
3. Bomb Disposal v1.sb3 game template

Video lessons ..

01. Introduction to the course
02. Duck rescue game - part 1
03. Duck rescue game - part 2
04. Duck rescue game - part 3
05. Duck rescue game - part 4
06. Duck rescue game - part 5
07. Bomb disposal game - part 1
08. Bomb disposal game - part 2
09. Bomb disposal game - part 3
10. Bomb disposal game - part 4
11. Bomb disposal game - part 5