Welcome to programming for students! Scratch and Build your own Blocks are two free programs that have been created to show elementary students the basics of programming. These programs have been created by college students at MIT and Berkely respectively. I have used Scratch before and we have Build Your Own Blocks here at Pond Cove. There is a link below that will direct you to a website for Scratch download. There is also a link for the website that houses the Build Your Own Blocks program. Finally, there is a link below for Redware, which is Scratch's website. If you use your mouse to hover over the videos tab, there are some great introduction videos for using the programs. They are Scratch videos, but will work well with Build Your Own Blocks too. Have fun and I hope you enjoy.