To get familiar with the Scratch interface, let’s create a simple project.
On the top of the Scratch website, click Create to start a new project.
This is the basic Scratch interface, with key pieces labeled:
First, click the cat sprite (called “Sprite1”) in the Sprite List.
Next, let’s add some code to make the cat move around and talk to us.
Most projects start with a when flag clicked block, so everything happens once we click the green flag. Add one of those by dragging it from the yellow Events section into the big code space.
Now we can tell the cat sprite to do things when we click the green flag.
Let’s have it move forward a bit, say “meow”, and rotate back and forth a little.
In the blue Motion section, you can find the move 10 steps block. Drag that in below the when flag clicked block, and snap them together.
You can test this out by clicking the green flag start button and watching the cat move. Nice!
We can add a few more blocks from the Motion and Looks categories now. Try recreating this:
If you’re looking for a specific block, use the color coding to help find it!
Once you’re comfortable with the Scratch layout, let’s start our first project Animating Our Names on the next page!