PBS KIDS ScratchJr 4+

Creative Coding for Kids


    • 4.0 • 187 Ratings
    • Free

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With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games through programming games and lessons.

Learn to code through games and activities featuring characters from Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Arthur, WordGirl, Peg + Cat, and Ready Jet Go! The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app for children ages 5-8.

Children can make characters move, jump, dance and sing by snapping together colorful programming blocks. This teaches programming and coding concepts in a way that’s fun and easy to learn.

As kids play, they’ll learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on an iPad.

With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.

ScratchJr Features:

Programming Games
- Colorful Programming Blocks teach basic coding concepts
- Learn to code by snapping together the color-coded motion, sound, look, trigger and control blocks
- Use programming concepts to create sequences of actions that cause characters to animate and interact in fun and exciting ways

PBS KIDS Characters and Backgrounds
- 150+ PBS KIDS characters to mix and match
- Children can create projects based on their favorite shows, including:
- Wild Kratts
- Nature Cat
- WordGirl
- Peg +Cat
- And more!

Paint Editing
- Create characters and backgrounds
- Painting made simple on illustration grids
- Paint characters from PBS KIDS shows

Voice Recording
- Use the recording tool to add sounds and your voice to projects
- Voice characters from PBS KIDS shows

Story Starters
- Looking for inspiration? Eight Story Starters in the app are a great place to start
- Each Story Starter features a different set of characters from PBS KIDS shows
- Story Starters are designed to encourage children to edit and complete the story however they’d like

Learn to code while having fun with PBS KIDS characters. Start programming, drawing and creating interactive stories – download ScracthJr today!


For more PBS KIDS apps, visit http://www.pbskids.org/apps

For more on ScratchJr, visit http://www.scratchjr.org

Our support email is scratchjrsupport@pbs.org. Please reach out with feedback and suggestions!

Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS' privacy policy, visit pbskids.org/privacy

PBS KIDS ScratchJr is a collaboration between PBS, Tufts University, the MIT Media Lab, and the Playful Invention Company. The PBS KIDS logo & PBS KIDS® PBS. Used with permission. ScratchJr logo is used with permission. PBS is not affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Tufts University.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

Updated for newer iPad devices and OS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

byybygbbg ,

I love it

So I LOVE this game but can you add a search bar cuz I can’t find my story called: the pre precrol of fried chicken it sounds weird but that’s me anyway add a search bar plz plz then I’ll give it a 5 star rating

Enoch21 ,

First try awesome!

I installed this app yesterday and I love it! 2 problems, every time I make a new slide, Dot appears and she won’t dissapear! The second problem is that the How-to video won’t play.

The gaming beaver ,

This app is Amazballs

However, it could use more shows like Scigirls,Plum landing, Dinosaur Train ect

And the shows that do exist could use more characters but overall it's perfect! Plus the cat in here doesn't give me nightmares unlike the Cat in Normal scratch.

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