With the Scratch programming language and online community, you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations -- and share your creations with others around the world. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch is used by people from all backgrounds, in all countries around the world, in all types of settings -- homes, schools, libraries, museums, and more. Scratch is designed especially for young people ages 8 to 16, but people of all ages create and share with Scratch. Younger children can create and learn with ScratchJr, a simplified version of Scratch designed for ages 5 to 7.

To learn more about Scratch, see the About Scratch page. To get started with Scratch and find learning resources, check out the Ideas page.