This tutorial is based off an excerpt from The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Coding Using Scratch hard copies and digital copies can be purchased on Amazon
On the Scratch website, click the Create menu item at the top of the web page. When you first open Scratch you will see something similar to the sketch below.
One of the first thing you will notice is that there is a picture of a cat in the middle of the stage area. The cat is called a
Making a program in Scratch is a snap because everything we want to tell the computer to do can be made by fitting together the command blocks. For our first program we will make the cat say “Hello World.”
The first thing we need is a way to start the program running. Click on
This will reveal a the event command blocks. We would like the program to start running whenever the green flag above the stage area is clicked. Drag the when flag clicked block into the script area.
Next, click on
Double click the world “Hello!” and change it to “Hello World”
That’s it. You have written your first program in Scratch.