Create an interactive holiday card with Scratch.
This hour-long activity introduces students to Scratch programming by helping them to design an interactive holiday card to send to family and friends.
Get started by following the self-guided tutorial at http://scratch.mit.edu/hoc
or by using the one-page guide
The Scratch Holiday Card activity was created for the Hour of Code
initiative, a one-hour, hands-on introduction to computer science being offered as part of Computer Science Education Week, taking place December 9-15, 2013. Learn more about how to prepare for your Hour of Code Scratch activity by reviewing tips and resources in the Scratch Hour of Code Teacher Guide, available at http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/hoc
Special thanks to the ScratchEd community members who generated translations of the handout (see links below).
UPDATE (November 14, 2014): Check out the new Scratch Hour of Code tutorials for 2014, including Animate Your Name and Create a Pong Game.