Scratch Day, held this year on May 14, 2016, is a global (yes, all over the world!!) network of events that celebrates Scratch, a free creative computing software from MIT that allows kids of all ages to create games, stories, animations and anything else they can think of with blocks of code!
Last year, there were Scratch events held in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and South America! While there were many events held in the United States, there were no events in Kentucky. In fact, there were no events even close to Kentucky. So this year, we worked to change that! This year, Kentucky is on the map!
During Scratch Day, kids and adults gather to share projects and learn from one another! Participants can join together as a community to meet other coders, share projects, and learn new and exciting things. Best yet, it is FREE!
If you have no idea what Scratch is, but we’ve sparked your interest, we will have stations set up just for you to learn more and explore hands on activities! Parents and educators are encouraged to participate in activities and join discussions about Scratch. A parent, guardian, or teacher must accompany all children. It is a Bring-Your-Own-Laptop (fully charged) event.
Space is limited, so you will need to register to reserve your spot!
Our event will be held at Clays Mill Elementary! Doors will open at 8:45 for registration. Festivities will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Some of the stations for Scratch Day include:
- Scratch & Scratch Jr. activities for all levels
- Scratch + Makey Makey
- Scratch + Lego WeDo Robotics
- Scratch Share & Tell
- Explore Centers
We hope to see you there!