Hopscotch-Programming for kids 4+

A bite-sized intro to coding

Hopscotch Technologies

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Learn to code and make your own games with Hopscotch.
**As seen on Shark Tank**
**Downloaded over 24 million times**
**36 million games created**

“Hopscotch is the best way to express your imagination! Most other "learn to code" apps just make you complete boring levels with 4 "move" blocks, but in hopscotch you have the freedom to create anything, which is amazing.” — BuildASnowman, Hopscotcher

“This taught me sooooo much about basics of coding. I have been able to make some cool games I hope to learn more as I advance this app was extremely helpful and easy to learn.” — BestBeginnersCoding, Hopcotcher

“I had ZERO background or programming experience. I personally checked all 8 or 10 of these blogs about recommendations. And Hopscotch was the most intuitive and interactive. It’s not like you’re just playing video games. My daughter loves it!” — Mom, S. to daughter, 8

“I am a 4th grade teacher who LOVES your app. Our students have been introduced to coding through it and I am impressed with the creativity they have shown and the skills they are building while creating projects.” — Kelley, 4th grade teacher

Whether games, art, stories or more, you can code whatever you want with kid-friendly programming. Publish your creations to Hopscotch’s fully moderated community, where kids can play and learn from your games.

Explore and learn from millions of projects created by other kids. Open up any project to play, tweak, or remix it. With thousands of games published every week, you’ll never run out of ideas or inspiration!

Our play-along video tutorials teach you to make Crossy Road, PokemonGo, and more. Listen, watch, and code as you go! As you become a better programmer, Hopscotch will challenge you to create increasingly advanced games and apps. These skills will help you in high school, college, and beyond.

** Parents Magazine: Best Apps for Families **
** FastCompany: Innovation By Design Finalist **
** Parent’s Choice Gold Medal: Software **
** Children’s Technology Review: Best Educational Technology **

Featured in:
** The New York Times **
** The Wall Street Journal **
** WIRED **
** Parents Magazine **
** FastCompany **
** Apple App Store Editors **

See how much your child will love learning to code with Hopscotch! Join 10 million families coding on Hopscotch. Upgrade to Hopscotch Pro for premium creation tools. Get a week-long free trial, and then subscribe for $9.99/month or $79.99/year. You can cancel anytime, hassle free.

Hopscotch is used on 44% of school iPads in the US. Sign up as an educator when you download Hopscotch, and then start coding in your classroom with free lesson plans and student accounts. Increase student engagement with our library of self-guided video tutorials.

Hopscotch values kids’ safety and privacy. Hopscotch does not require or collect Personal Information from children, and is COPPA Certified by iKeep Safe.

Subscribe to Hopscotch Pro for premium creation tools.

You can choose between two auto-renewing subscription options:
- $9.99 per month
- $79.99 per year

Get a 7-day free trial when you upgrade to Hopscotch Pro. Cancel at any time before the trial period ends, and you won’t be charged until after the trial period. Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

To cancel a subscription, disable auto-renewal in your iTunes settings (General > iTunes Settings > Subscriptions > Manage) and allow the current period to end. Refunds are not available for unused portions of a subscription per iTunes policy.

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Hopscotch Terms of Use: https://gethopscotch.com/terms

What’s New

Version 3.63.0

Hey Hopscotchers, you can now earn seeds with your projects with the Request Seed block as a part of the Hopscotch subscription! Here is how it works:
- The Request Seed block can be found in the blue Control section of the blocks keyboard.
- Each product can only be sold once in your game. This means that if someone already bought a speed boost in your game, they cannot purchase it again. To sell other types of speed boost in your game, you can create multiple speed boost products in the Request Seed block.
- To prevent people from changing your code and removing the seed purchases, all projects with the Request Seed block will not be remix-able in Hopscotch.

Try out the seed block today with your subscription! You can use this block to charge seeds for extra levels, special ability upgrades, and different skins for your characters. Can you think of other things to sell in your project?

You are also getting three new blocks in Hopscotch:
- The Set Trail Cap block changes how the ends of the line will look. This block is available in Advanced Mode.
- The Set Trail Opacity block changes how transparent a line appears. This block is available in Advanced Mode.
- The Show Pop-up block shows the users a message in a pop-up window. It’s useful for announcements, hints and instructions in your project.

Other improvements:
- You can now add comments outside of rules. Scroll to the custom section of the keyboard and tap “Add a comment” to create new comments in your code.
- The coding editor is now wider on iPad to help you see more code at once.

That’s it for now! We cannot wait to see what you will create with all the new features. If you have any questions/comments/feedback, please email us at help@gethopscotch.com. Happy Hopscotching!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

“Coding” may sound a bit dry and daunting to some newcomers, but those are the last things that come to mind while using Hopscotch. The app lets you have as much fun making games as playing them, and with its colorful, friendly interface and stacks of help and tutorials, kids (and grown-ups!) can build all kinds of apps—while learning the fundamentals of programming. Best of all, you can share your creations so anyone with an iPhone or iPad can play them too!

Lukcarr ,

Grate but can have a huge update

Hopscotch is so good but I have a huge update hopscotch can do.
You can make objects merge together with a coding block say I was making a tower defence game,I would want a tower block so they could do the same thing, sure you can already do that but with that update it would so much more easy. PS I am working on a tower defence game so that’s why I want the update.

Old Grumbler ,

Hopscotch is interesting to use but has some problems.

I've used Hopscotch for several years on and off. It gets better in some ways but worse in others. Drawing with colour trails is ok but it is almost impossible to program a defined colour sequence for a rainbow because you have to click the colour into the statement, rather than a number or name to represent the colour. Also the way that your own blocks works seems to be weirdly wrapped up in their context. I want a global block but have to put it within a particular definition and can only use it in there. It makes me wonder why parts of it were written in such a weird fashion.

Developer Response ,

Hey there! We’d love to talk to you more. You can email us at hello@gethopscotch.com or discuss it with other Hopscotchers at forum.gethopscotch.com. Ana


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