Setting up Scratch

If you want to save your projects that we start during club so that you can keep working on them at home, you’ll need set up an account. Because Scratch is a free program sponsored by MIT, they’ve made this as simple as possible.

First, go to

On the page’s upper right corner, look for “Join Scratch.”

Then follow the instructions to set up your account.

A few notes for parents … Scratch was specifically designed for kids, so they minimize the data needed for sign-up. Online projects are closely monitored to help maintain a friendly and respectful working environment. You can review MIT’s policies here. And if you need to limit your child’s online exposure, they have a desktop version that does not require internet access.