A Note for Parents and Educators
Stage 1 – Riding A Flare from the Sun
Let's get to know Scratch! We'll also learn about sprites and coordinates.
Stage 2 – Entering Deep Space
This is where you'll make your the first game. You'll also learn how to create new costumes and program a character's movements, reactions, and sound effects.
Stage 3 – Trapped By Mona Lisa’s Smile
While writing this two-part game, you'll learn how to control the flow of a Scratch project. You'll see how to keep score using variables and control the order of the game using broadcasts.
Stage 4 – Defend Hong Kong's Technocore
You'll learn to control sprites with the mouse, program objects to bounce back, and more.
Stage 5 – Penalty Kick In Ipanema
You'll program a soccer game with a targeting system, several related rules, interactive sound effects, and a vivid, animated background!
Stage 6 – Race in the Desert
You'll learn how to create a side-scrolling racing game, program complex movements for sprites, and make the game's background change over time.
Stage 7 – The Secret Treasure of Giza
In this Egyptian adventure, you'll create an interactive maze with a guard, booby traps, and treasure!
Stage 8 – Wizard's Race
When you make this simple button-mashing game, you'll also learn how to play music with Scratch and create an animated background.
Stage 9 – The Final Fight ... In Dark Space
You'll need to use all the knowledge you've gained while making this sweet fighting game. You'll create two characters with unique fight moves, custom health counters, and more.
Stage 10 – Epilogue
Bonus Round 1 – Make It, Share It!
Bonus Round 2 – Scratch in the Real World with PicoBoard
Bonus Round 3 – Scratch Resources
Want to use Scratchy the cat, Gobo, the Cosmic Defenders, and the other sprites from the book in your own games? Download the sprites, sound effects, and more here.