How to Use Scratch

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Read the Getting Started Guide

To learn the basics of the game, use Scratch cards.  Scratch cards provide a quick way to learn new Scratch code. The front of the card shows what you can do; the back shows how to do it.

To learn what each block (command) does click here.

Directions for how  to create a simple Scratch game.

Click the player below to watch a video screencast about how to use Scratch to create a simple animation.

The animation created in the above tutorial is available below.