Sugar: A collaborative, free/libre open-source software learning platform for children

Sugar Labs contributes to and helps maintain the award-winning Sugar Learning Platform, which promotes collaborative learning through Sugar Activities.


Learning software for children

Sugar is an activity-focused, free/libre open-source software learning platform for children. Collaboration, reflection, and discovery are integrated directly into the user interface. Through Sugar's clarity of design, children and teachers have the opportunity to use computers on their own terms. Students can reshape, reinvent, and reapply both software and content into powerful learning activities. Sugar's focus on sharing, criticism, and exploration is grounded in the culture of free software (FLOSS)

A glimpse of Sugar...

Have a taste of sugar on your browser right now!


Easy installation along with robust builds.

Sugar on a stick

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The full Sugar environment on any computer at any time from a thumb drive.

  • Sugar on a Stick requires a thumb drive with at least 2GB storage and downloading ~650MB.
  • (Sugar on a Stick is available for free and does not permanently affect your computer.)
  • How to create a Sugar stick
  • Boot SOAS


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The full Sugar environment installed on a GNU/Linux computer.


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A taste of Sugar within your browser.


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The full Sugar environment on an OLPC XO laptop.

Raspberry Pi

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The full Sugar environment on a Raspberry Pi.


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A selection of Sugar Activities available as Flatpak applications for all desktop environments and GNU/Linux distributions.

For more details, click the link below!


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Check out the remaining hundreds of activities!


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See how Sugar integrates into your classroom.


This is a place where you can discuss Sugar Activities. You can: Get Help, Share Your Creations, Report Bugs, Discuss Ideas for the Activity, Any Other Activity-Related Topic.


Sugar Labs is an organization built around engaging people. We strive to create software that works well for teachers and students - something that can only happen with your engagement. Join us on Social Help or on our "It's An Education Project" mailing list. Don't feel shy to raise concerns and bring feedback to the table.

About Us

At Sugar Labs, we make a collection of tools that learners use to explore, discover, create, and reflect. We are non-profit and led by volunteers. We distribute these tools freely and encourage our users to appropriate them, taking ownership and responsibility for their learning. Sugar Labs, a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, had its origins in the One Laptop per Child project and is now a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy. The mission of Sugar Labs is to support the Sugar community of users and developers and establish regional, autonomous “Sugar Labs” around the world to help learners “learn how to learn” by tailoring Sugar to local languages and curricula.

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