May 01, 2020

May is Scratch Month

ScratchAre your children interested in interactive stories, games, and animation? May is Scratch Month!

Scratch is a free programming language and an online community where students ages 8-16 can program and share interactive media with people from all over the world.

Each week during May is a different project theme:

  • May 4: Recycling Bin Crafts
    Make fun things out of stuff you find in your recycle bin!
  • May 11: How Do You Peace Out?
    Design projects that help you and others feel calmer.
  • May 18: Boredom Busters
    Scratch projects that make life easier… or more fun… or more weird.
  • May 25: Chain Reaction
    Make a real or imaginary ball travel from one place to the next. How will it move? Where will it go next?

As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Check out all the details here:

Would you like additional computer science resources for your students? Email the Digital Learning Team at Grant Wood AEA at

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