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Scratch Game Design

(Grades 2-5)

New: Scratch Classes Online!

Self-paced learning with three new games to design each month!

These guided video classes walk students through monthly games, step-by-step, and enable them to learn at their own pace. New classes will be made available each month with different projects and assignments to tackle. Cancel at any time.

Subscription Includes: 

  • 3 hour+ guided video lessons 

  • 3 new games 

  • Helpful Set-Up videos

$29 Monthly Subscription

$75 3-Month Subscription: SAVE 14%!

About Scratch Game Design

Scratch is a graphical, block-based programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab. It serves as an excellent introductory language to video game design and general programming. The interface is so successful that many of the newer graphical languages are modeled after it. At The Robot Garage, we like Scratch because it simplifies making a game while still maintaining the essential underlying concepts. Scratch's graphical nature offers many benefits at younger ages, where often typing ability can inhibit progress in learning programming.

Self-Paced Learning

Students can learn at their own pace! New guided video classes will be made available each month with different projects and assignments to tackle. 

$29 Monthly Subscription

$75 3-Month Subscription: SAVE 14%!

Virtual Zoom Learning

Many students thrive with the help of a teacher. Our teachers are fun, exciting, and love interacting with students and family members! Live virtual classes provide personal interaction, encouragement, and develop social skills in addition to hands-on guidance. 

In-person classes will resume in September 2021

In-Person Learning

Our in-person classes are about to get even better! Available to students in the Detroit, Michigan area, these classes will allow you to receive in-person guidance from an instructor at one of our two locations.

In-person classes will resume in September 2021

Multiple Ways to Learn!

Over our many years of teaching, we have learned that all children learn differently. As a result, we created multiple formats for our classes that we offer throughout the year.

Frequently asked questions

Why Scratch and will we be offering other coding programs as well?

MIT’s Scratch program is kind of the LEGO of coding. It’s used by millions around the world and teaches complex concepts and problem solving logic with age-appropriate tools. “With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community” While we use other coding languages for older students, those are not yet available as part of the on-demand subscription program. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

There are other video game design virtual programs available.  What makes The Robot Garage unique?

We’ve been teaching Scratch for years and have developed a unique teaching formula to address questions that can arise. We know where kids get confused and we address this head on with each project. The goal is to have each student design 3 new games a month they can be proud of. There is no question that success leads to confidence which leads to continued engagement and learning….painlessly.

Can I cancel or pause my subscription?

Absolutely. Your subscription will renew monthly based on your purchase date (or every 3 months if you purchase the 3-month bundle. You can cancel or pause your subscription any time before it renews by contacting us at

Will you continue to offer in-person and Zoom Scratch classes?

Absolutely. Both will resume in the Fall and your subscription can be upgraded to either option at that time.

How do I access my self-pased classes?

The video portal is where you will find all of the welcome videos needed to get everything set up. These videos will explain how to make an account and navigate the website.

Step 1: Click on the Subscription Login button in the upper right. Here you will enter the email address used to purchase your subscription.

Step 2: We will immediately send an email to that address with the code you will need to enter the portal. Enter the code where indicated and you're logged in!

Step 3: Once you have watched the Welcome videos, you’re ready to start your first lesson. As a bonus to new families, we have included three Introduction to Scratch classes to help familiarize students with the Scratch environment and coding basics.

What type of computer setup is required?

Scratch can be run using most current web browsers on laptops, desktops, and tablets. We recommend using a second screen to keep both the video and Scratch programming screen up at all times.

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What Parents Are Saying

"This was a great class to affirm my son's love for gaming and intro him to coding!"