“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 for premium creation tools. Get a week-long free trial, and then subscribe for $7.99/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. Email us at to get started. Learn more at

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What’s New

Version 3.42.3

Previously, if you had entered text in a value field, you had to manually switch to the letters keyboard to update it. Now, the app will automatically detect whether the field has numbers or letters when you tap it, and the appropriate keyboard will pop up for you. Cool!

Also, you will now find a link to the Hopscotch forum under the 'Settings' menu where you can discuss your coding ideas and get your coding questions answered by other Hopscotchers!

A whole bunch of bugs are also now fixed with this version.

For everyone:
- Your self icon in the keyboard wasn’t changing when you switched characters - no more. It’s fixed!
- Before, when you pressed 'add code' on Chillana, the 'rename' field would pop up instead. Now, you'll see the code editor pop up as expected.
- Video controls weren't working if you were using iOS 11. Now, you'll be able to stop, start, and mute your video if you're using this version!

For subscribers using the beta editor:
- If you reloaded a project that had a single 'save input' rule, you'd get prompted twice for text. Now, you'll only be asked once!
- If you played a project with a rule that prompted you for text a whole bunch of times, there was no way to exit it! Now, you'll get an option to stop the text prompts.
- If you entered a single quote in a 'set text to input' rule in an object, the object would stay the same instead of showing the quote and the text prompt wouldn't pop up. Fixed!
- The 'draw like a pen' custom rule wasn't working in the beta editor. Now, you can use this rule again so players can drag around an object to draw.
- If you used a 'save input' rule, players could enter text, but then if they restarted the game the text input wouldn't reset. Now it does. Yay!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

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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!

hervs7 ,

It’s good but there’s a problem

You have to pay for drawing and it takes your credit card details and when you finish your free trial it pays for every day you are on premium without your permission. And there isn’t collisions in it so you have a lime red choice of games and that’s sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Developer Response ,

Hi there. You do need to start a free trial in order to set up a new account. The free trial lasts seven days and you can cancel it whenever you’d like, make sure it’s 24 hours before the end of the trial just in case. Hopscotch never gets access to your card, all payments are managed by Apple. We'd really love to make the app free for everyone, but we also need to pay our bills, and our subscribers help us to do so. Ana

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 or discuss it with other Hopscotchers at Ana


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