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icon-video-game-programmingGrades K-2. 

Intro to Video Game Programming: Let’s turn that kid love for iPads …. into kid love for writing their own video game programming on iPads! Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT‘s Lifelong Kindergarten project, is now available in a new version, Scratch Jr., designed for younger minds and littler fingers.


We’ll start each class with a kinetic exercise, where kids act out basic parts of a program. Then we’ll grab our iPads (yes, we provide all necessary iPads for use during class) and start writing programs!

screenshot of Scratch Jr., the program The Great Adventure Lab uses to teach video game programming to kids grades K-2

  • After school class format & pricing

    Seven meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
    Minimum 11 students, maximum 12, for a student-instructor ratio of 6:1.

    We provide one iPad per student for use during class.

    After school tuition: $145 per student. Eves: $150. Technology fee: $5 per student.
    Scholarships: Yes, we offer them when your PTA organizes our class. Complete details here.

  • Homeschool class format & pricing

    Get together a group of at five students, and we can send an instructor to teach this class in your home during school hours, in the evening, or on the weekend!

    We provide 1 iPad per student for use during class.

    Seven 60-min classes, min 5/max 8 students, $170 per student. Technology fee $5 per student.

    We handle registration and payment, all you have to do is enjoy the class! Contact us for more info!

  • Areas of exploration

    Programming, multimedia, storytelling, music, logic.
  • How to Register

    After school classes are only open to students who attend the hosting school. Register through your school /PTA.

    If your school/ PTA does not offer our classes, invite us!

    Evening classes are open to students from any school. Register here.

    Form a private class in your home with as few as five students! Seven 60-min classes, min 5/max 8 students, $170 per student. Technology fee: $5 per student. Contact us for more info!