ScratchJr 4+

Scratch Foundation, Inc.

    • 4.0 • 449 Ratings
    • Free

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With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.

By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.

ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (, used by millions of people (ages 8 and up) around the world. The ScratchJr interface and programming language were redesigned to make them appropriate for younger children’s cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.

ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab, the Developmental Technologies research group at Tufts University, and the Playful Invention Company. The ScratchJr project has received generous financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF DRL-1118664), Scratch Foundation, LEGO Foundation, and British Telecommunications.

If you enjoy using this free app, please consider making a donation to the Scratch Foundation (, a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support for ScratchJr. We appreciate donations of all sizes, large and small.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

∙ New baby characters in the library and minor people updates
∙ Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
449 Ratings

449 Ratings

unicorns5435 ,

It’s not bad but you need this feature👍👀

When you make Chareters it won’t let you zoom in and out If this is already a feature it has a really werid bug👾 pls fix the bug thank you 🙏 also I think you should add more chariters and objects to make it more interesting for people and more places in it like: school 🏫 arcade 🕹 and more and maybe also a PIRATE SHIP 🛳 🏴‍☠️thank you

imocookies ,

I do it at school !!!!!

I love it and I do it at our school but for little ones it might be complicating for them to know what their doing if it could just be a little easier then that’s great but I would say y5 or grade 5 could do it way better so I am in y4 and I would like it to be a little bit easier to know what your doing apart from that it’s super fun you can make anything ( not everything but most things) so it deserves three stars

Phantømmmms :3: ,


It’s great and all but how are kids supposed to understand everything if there isn’t any instructions? Trust me, some kids don’t even know what scratch is. Well, maybe there could be a feature here where you can switch this to look like online scratch. It’s a bit too complicated for kids and quite hard to understand. So this is good but I prefer the online better for me.

App Privacy

The developer, Scratch Foundation, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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