Learning content for developing Scratch projects
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“Scratch Wasabi” are a series of “ingredients” cards which display the basics of Scratch in an easy to understand format. They are designed to help young coders get started with creating their own Scratch projects – especially games!
We’ve chosen some of the most common components we use and put them together in a way that we hope lets coders “pick and mix” what they want in their own project. For example you might want to think about how you want to control a sprite … Using the keyboard?? Using the mouse?? Moving randomly with a Script?? How do you want to control the game … against the clock?? keeping time?? pausing?? … and so on …
These cards were inspired by the excellent HTML Sushi Cards originally developed by CoderDojo Bray (and available on the CoderDojo Kata site). Like the HTML Sushi we’d suggest these A4 sheets are printed out double-sided (or back-to-back) and then laminated for easy re-use! There are also a series of A5 cards which contain the individual components on these sheets.
For each component we’ve also created an example Scratch project file which you can find in the examples folder here or you can also get online in our studio which you can find on the scratch.mit.edu website (https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1170890/) – here you can see the individual elements in action!
In future versions we’re going to add more elements and also provide some example “recipe” projects which bring these elements together to create full blown Scratch games! We really hope you find these useful and enjoy creating your own projects!