Intro: Pumpkin Tutorial for the Scratch Programming Language - Steps 1 and 2
Scratch, created by MIT, was developed to introduce kids to computer programming. With Scratch kids can create animations, games, music and art by dragging and dropping colored blocks of code into a script window. Scratch is free and can be dowloaded from http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Download.
My Instructable is for a beginning class on Scratch led by an instructor for ages 8+.