Introduction to Scratch Jr.

Start on the floor in a circle. On the board is a number. What language do you speak? Do any family members speak a different language?

Project Scratch Jr on screen with sample scene and sprite. Take physical arrows and place them on the coding area similar to the dino path exercise to show students where the blocks will go.

Have one student act out the code blocks you’ve taped to the screen.  (Move forward one and go back to start)

Drag green flag from menu onto screen. Show students how to connect puzzle blocks. Have them code the sprite to move a few steps together.

Distribute iPads and have them open Scratch Jr and create a program of their own.