Code Scratch games at home with our free tutorials

Free Scratch games coding tutorials 7-12yrs

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If your child has not already attended one of our activities, or a free Taster or Trial session, they can try out some of our free tutorials here. They are a great way for your child to try out Scratch and have some educational fun at home.
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Simply download the free Scratch software first and then choose a tutorial from the list below.

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You will need Scratch Desktop (3) to complete all the tutorials, but many can also be completed in Scratch 1.4. Scratch 1.4 games can be loaded into Scratch Desktop.

 

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You will see that each tutorial has a level, indicating its difficulty ..

  • Level 1 - beginner
  • Level 2 - young learner
  • Level 3 - intermediate
  • Level 4 - advanced
  • Level 5/6 - expert
Name and Description Type Scratch version Difficulty level

036a Save and open games in Scratch 1.4

Exercise

1.4 only

1

036b Save and load games in Scratch desktop (3)

Exercise

Scratch desktop (3)

1

001a Begin and end a game - simple

Begin and end a game with keyboard key presses

Exercise

Any version

1

002 Set the character rotation property

Decide if you want to allow or disallow the Cat to rotate

Exercise

Any version

1

003 Control a characters movement with key presses

Control the Cat's movements with the arrow keys

Exercise

Any version

1

004 Follow the mouse-pointer

Control the Cat's movements with the mouse

Exercise

Any version

1, 2, 3

008 Make a ball bounce

Make a ball bounce around the stage

Exercise

Any version

1

009 Change costumesJUST ADDED

Make a bee change its costume to create a better movement animation

Exercise

Any version

1

011 Simple collision 1 - cat and ball

Make a sprite react when it is touched by another sprite

Exercise

Any version

1

012 Simple collision 2 - coloured square

Make a sprite change colour when it is touched by the cat

Exercise

Any version

1

013 Random stage location

Make a sprite start from random x and y locations on the stage

Exercise

1.4 only

1

022 Eating cake

Fatten up the cat!

Exercise

Any version

1

023 Car park

Can you park the car in the parking space?

Exercise

Any version

2+

024 Throw a ball up in the air

Learn how to throw an object

Exercise

Any version

2

030 Throw a fireball

Create code to allow a cat to throw a fireball at an attacking fox with automatic aiming

Exercise

Any version

2+

033 Random falling balls

Move the cat sprite to avoid the balls

Game tutorial

Any version

2

039a Quiz - simple

Game tutorial

Any version

1

041 Goodie vs baddie shooting gameJUST ADDED

Learn how to aim and fire at a moving enemy

Game tutorial

Any version

3

051b Football - intermediate

Score goals against a defender

Exercise

Any version

3

060 Domino effect with balls

One ball sets off another

Exercise

Any version

2

064 Disco Dancer

Look at him go!

Game tutorial

Any version

3

065 Archer

Hit the target

Game tutorial

Any version

3

075 Auto ghost mazeJUST ADDED

Pac-man gets chased

Game tutorial

Any version

3

078 Portal simple

Enter a portal and exit from another portal

Exercise

Any version

2

086 Space invaders

Build the classic game

Game tutorial

Any version

3+

089 Minesweeper

Destroy the mines before they sink you

Game tutorial

Any version

4

104 Monster escape

The cat must collect bananas before the monster catches him

Game tutorial

Any version

2

109 Tank battle

Defeat an enemy tank that keeps on coming!

Game tutorial

Any version

4

111 Spirograph

Create colourful geometrical patterns

Exercise

Any version

3

120a Love calculator simple

Find out how much 2 people love each other!

Game tutorial

Any version

2+

124 Piano tilesJUST ADDED

Play as many notes as you can

Game tutorial

Any version

3

128 Jumping beanJUST ADDED

Chase the jumping bean to earn points

Game tutorial

Any version

2

136b Drawing app intermediate

Use the mouse to paint and rub out images

Game tutorial

Any version

3+

137b Santa's sleigh - intermediate

Deliver presents and earn rewards

Game tutorial

Any version

3+

149 Symmetrical painter

Create a mirror image pattern

Game tutorial

Any version

4

154 Clear the balls

Clear the balls from the stage before the time runs out!

Game tutorial

Any version

2

165b Repel intermediate

An exercise in which one moving sprite repels another

Exercise

Scratch Desktop

3

175b React when hit - advancedJUST ADDED

Make sprites react in different ways when you hit them with a projectile

Exercise

Scratch Desktop

4