Have students open up Scratch. Give students time to explore the Scratch interface in an open-ended way. (10 minutes)
Prompt students with, “You have 10 minutes to make something surprising happen to the Scratch cat.” Or, “Take 10 minutes to explore the interface fearlessly. What do you notice?” Encourage students to work together, ask each other for help, and share what they are figuring out.
Ask for 3 or 4 volunteers to share with the entire group one thing that they discovered. Optionally, after the volunteers have shared, offer several challenges to the students:
Did anyone figure out how to add sound?
Did anyone figure out how to change the background?
Did anyone figure out how to get help with blocks?