Intro to Coding with Scratch Jr.: Unit 1

Learn Basic Coding Concepts and Create Your Own Games

For Kids Grades K-2

  • Overview
  • curriculum
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Your Kids Will: 

  • Get to play while also learning about logic, sequential thinking, and the basics of computer programming
  • Expand their creativity and problem solving skills by learning, making and reiterating
  • Develop social emotional skills such as self-management
  • Use projects to practice and showcase their learning
  • Be part of our community where they will feel included, supported, and engaged, even online

Course Overview: Game Time! An Intro to Coding with Scratch Jr. Unit 1

This introductory course will inspire excitement for learning computer based programming and will open up the world of coding and creativity for young learners.

Kids will learn basic coding concepts and will have fun using their imaginations to play with and design their own playground games.This course combines learning and play in a brilliant way, so students have fun while learning 21st century skills like algorithmic sequencing and coding concepts like motion, repeat, sound, and control blocks. 

They will learn to work through problems with the support of social emotional learning and a focus on Purpose and Self-Management. 

Kids will get the chance to share their projects with their classmates and get feedback to help build a sense of community, even in a virtual world.

This course is a must for young kids that want to learn about technology and coding with the support of peers and a small group environment as well as have fun engaging in dynamic content.

Satisfaction Guaranteed:

Our promise to you. If you and your kid are not happy after the first two classes, we’ll give you a full refund or help you find another course. See FAQ for more details.

Parents Love Us“My son loved Ms. Kelley! She is engaging, patient and fun.”

- Ethan

“This class was really fun and enriching for my seven year old. She learned a lot and wants to take more classes from this talented teacher!”

- Mansi S.

Course Curriculum

Social Emotional Learning Topics: Purpose and Self-Management

Lesson 1: Introduction to Scratch Jr. and social emotional learning

Lesson 2: Explore the Playground: Movement Blocks, Reset Button

Lesson 3: Cartwheels and Hop to the Spot: Backgrounds, Triggering Block

Lesson 4: Sharks and Minnows: New Characters, Triggering Block

Lesson 5: Hokey Pokey: Recording Sound, Wait Block, Speed Block

About the Instructor:

Miss Kelley is one of Build A Robot K12’s incredible teachers and has been an instructor since its founding. She loves helping students build their confidence in speaking and learning.

Miss Kelley is a Speech Language Pathologist at a K-8 school. She has been teaching robotics after school programs and STEM summer camps for three years. She grew up in Columbus, Indiana and did her undergraduate and graduate work at Indiana University-Bloomington. 

Something fun about Miss Kelley: She likes hiking, camping, traveling, and seeing live music and is happiest when she can combine them all.


This class is intended for beginners who are brand new to coding and are in early elementary grade levels. No prior experience is needed. 

Need more challenge? Check out our Scratch courses

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  • Mac or Chromebook
  • Microphone and camera for virtual classes
  • Access to Zoom: Please go to to install Zoom and set up your account on your device. Here is a video with tips on how to Install Zoom if you need additional support. 
  • Students will need to know how to share their screen in Zoom.
  • Scratch Jr. software (software download links will be posted in Classroom Portal and sent to students prior to class kick off)

Your kid will be part of a small group, live online class that meets 1 hour/week. There is no homework assigned for outside of class. However, don’t be surprised if your kid wants to do more on their own for fun.

We believe that human-centered skills and technical skills need to go hand in hand in order to create inspired leaders and problem solvers who will direct positive, social change through technological advancement. With this vision in mind, we add Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to all of our courses. In this course, kids will learn to work through problems with the support of social emotional learning and a focus on Purpose and Self-Management.

Our promise to you – if you or your kid are not happy within the first two classes, we’ll give you a full refund or help you find a different course. Full refund applies to tuition, only, and does NOT include a refund on course materials which are yours to keep. The request for a refund or transfer must be made within 3 business days from the date of the second class.

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