6 Class OnAir 2019 Scratch Maze Game.mov

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to create a playable Maze style game using the software 'Scratch'.

Extended plan here


This is a really fun and easy game to start making with a class. The code needed is reasonably logical and easy to understand, and therefore the kids can really feel like they know what they are doing, and feel like they have successfully made their own game. Their are heaps of extension possibilities, so it's a nice low floor - High ceiling task.

Things to note

This episode is structured differently. Rather than a filmed lesson that I taught in the classroom, I have tried to talk to the video so that you can see my thinking behind the lesson that I have taught - a different perspective.

Class Site Content

Walt: create a maze style game in Scratch.


  1. Listen to the teachers instructions.

  2. Follow the template:

    • Problem Solve

    • Check your code

    • Extend it if you can!


Create a Maze Game

Extra for Experts - Vector Drawing

Learner Generated Content




Matt Goodwin / mgoodwin@ptengland.school.nz


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