How kids program Tetris in Scratch

October 5, 2018

I want to introduce you to Scratch and show you how it’s helping kids to get started with programming. But first, I’d like to take you back to your own childhood and remind you of one of the most popular games of that era, Tetris.

 

 

The code for Tetris has been written in many different computer programming languages. Today I’ll show you how it can be done with Scratch.

If you haven’t heard of it, Scratch is a software that helps kids create their own games.  It was developed and first released in 2007 by the MIT Media Lab. As of today, Scratch has over 28 million registered users and is rapidly being included in school curriculums for all ages.

Scratch can be used to create amazing games through the use of both creativity and programming. Students can come up with a cool game idea and make it the way they want, which helps them to understand the inner workings of a computer. Applying this creative ability through technical methods also helps build cognitive skills as part of the child’s learning experience.

Kids can make a ton fun games such as the iconic Tetris.

 

Tetris was invented by a Russian scientist in back in 1984. That’s over 30 years ago! It has since been played in over 235 countries and has been released on over 50 different platforms!

 

Scratch is not just a tool that kids use to create their own games; but it also introduces them to programming in a way that they’ll be learning while playing. This is the download link for Scratch, the latest version currently available. We hope that you get started with this amazing platform, so your kids can enjoy making games themselves using their own creativity to become creators

 

instead of consumers.

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