Using fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, <i>Coding Projects in Scratch</i> is a straightforward visual guide that shows young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch, a popular free programming language. Kids can animate their favorite characters, build games to play with friends, create silly sound effects, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop computer with Adobe 10.2 or later and an Internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can also be done without a download at scratch.mit.edu.<br /><br />Simple instructions teach essential coding basics and outline 18 fun and exciting projects, including a personalized birthday card; a "tunnel of doom" multiplayer game; a dinosaur dance party animation with flashing lights, music, and dance moves; and much more. The straightforward and logical steps in this book are fully illustrated with fun pixel art and build on the basics of coding so that kids can have the skills to make whatever kind of project they can dream up.