This article or section documents an outdated version of Scratch (version 1.4). For this article in the current version, see Video Tutorials (3.0).

Video Tutorials are videos that show how to use Scratch, and how to use different blocks. The Video Tutorials is split up into 5 tutorials, Rainbow Fish, Whirling Butterfly, Beat It, Dancing Queen, and Haunted Scratch.

Rainbow Fish

Learn to change the color of your sprite.

In this tutorial, it teaches you how to change the color of your sprite, featuring these blocks:

when [space v] key pressed
change [color v] effect by (25)

This video also teaches you how to add a new sprite into Scratch, and delete the existing sprite.

Whirling Butterfly

Learn to change your sprite’s graphic effects by moving your mouse.

Scratchers are taught, in this tutorial, to change a sprite's effect. In this video tutorial, they use the whirl and the color effect. The blocks used are the following:

when green flag clicked
forever
    change [whirl v] effect by (mouse x)
    change [color v] effect by (mouse y)
end

Beat It

Learn to move your sprite to a drum beat.

In this Scratch video tutorial it is learnt how to make a sprite move following a drum beat. Scratchers need to use these blocks in order to make the project work:

when green flag clicked
forever
    move (10) steps
    play drum (48) for (0.2) beats
    move (-10) steps
    play drum (56) for (0.2) beats
end

At the end of the tutorial, it is encouraged to play around with the code to make their own project, following a beat.

Dancing Queen

Learn to import a new background, animate your sprite and create a music loop.

The Scratchers following this tutorial learn how to import a background for their project, add costumes to their sprites and import a music loop. The scripts they have to use to be able to make a sprite dance while playing music are these:

when green flag clicked
forever
    next costume
    wait (0.3) secs
end
when green flag clicked
forever
    play sound [hiphop] until done
end

Haunted Scratch

Learn to add your own background and create a dialog for a story

The last Scratch video tutorial teaches Scratchers to add their own background to a project and use the say/think blocks to make an interactive story. The blocks featured in the video are the following:

when green flag clicked
say [Wanna hear a scary story?] for (3) secs
wait (3) secs
say [Kevin-this will really scare you!] for (3) secs
when green flag clicked
wait (1) secs
say [Yes!] for (2) secs
wait (1) secs
think [How did he know my name?] for (2) secs