Scratch Day is a global network of events celebrating the popular computer-coding language—and the kids who use it.
With Scratch, kids snap together programming blocks to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations.
There are currently 260 Scratch Day events planned in 56 countries, including Argentina, Nigeria, and Vietnam.
If you are too far from an event, gather friends and colleagues and host your own Scratch Day.
The MIT Media Lab held a prototype Scratch Day in 2008 and continues to host an event every year.
Is it important for all children to learn to write, even if few grow up to be novelists? Of course.
Coding is for all children—whether they’ll grow up to be car mechanics, actors, doctors, or designers.
Use the map above or visit our events page to find an event near you.
Visit our hosting page for all the tools you need.
We welcome Malaysia into the Scratch Community!
The land of lobsters, moose, and breathtaking rural beauty is celebrating Scratch Day for the first time.
Welcome to our new Scratch Day web site. In the weeks to come, we will be featuring some of the activities planned around the world for the big day.
Check out our Scratch Day 2014 Video, produced by Lisa See Kim, a student at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab,
Scratch is available free of charge from http://scratch.mit.edu