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You can code the letters in your project to talk to each other.

In this video, you will tell a story, just like environmental organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund tell stories about the importance of protecting wildlife in the natural world every day.

To start, select a sprite to start talking.

This example uses the letter G, but select any sprite you'd like.

Then, select the Looks menu.

Click, hold, and drag out a say for two seconds block.

Click the block to see what it does.

All right, the sprite says hello.

Change the text in the block to what you would like the sprite to say.

This example uses where are you, Bonobo?

But use the words that work best for your story.

Next, add an event to tell the computer when to run this code.

Select the Events menu and drag out a when flag clicked block.

This block runs the code when you click the flag at the top of the stage.

Try it out.

(cheerful music)

All right!

Next, continue your story by making another sprite say something.

Select a sprite.

Select the Looks menu and add another say for two seconds block.

Change the text to what you'd like the sprite to say.

It might answer a question the first sprite asked or respond to what it said.

In this example, the sprite responds, over here in the trees.

To run this code when the flag is clicked, add a when flag clicked block.

Click the flag to try it out.

Both sprites talk, but they talk at the same time.

To change this, program one sprite to wait while the first one talks.

Select the Control menu.

Drag out a wait block and place it before the say for two seconds block that makes the second sprite talk.

Each sprite talks for two seconds.

So change the value in the wait block to two.

Click the flag to try it out.

All right!

Build out your story with more say for two seconds and wait blocks.

Test your program often to make sure it's working how you intend.

Now it's your turn.

Select a sprite to begin talking.

Add a say for two seconds and when flag clicked block.

Select a second sprite to talk and add a when flag clicked, wait, and say for two seconds block.

Continue to add say and wait blocks to make your sprites talk to each other and continue your story.

Once you finish these steps, return to this page to select another video.

Choose an Add-On

Say Something

Tell a story with talking letters.

Add Backdrop

Add an image or new landscape behind the logo.

Change Color

Create an interactive logo by changing letter colors when a key is pressed.

Bouncing Sprites

Animate your letters to make them bounce.

Change Scene

Add a button that changes the scene behind your logo.

Disappearing Sprites

Make a letter disappear.

Switch Costume

Change the style of a letter each time it's clicked.

Instructions
  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your Earth Day logo.
Attributions
  • "Doodle 4 Google 2012- Behind the Scenes with the Doodle Team" by Google (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6RWpg7oVgc) -- Licensed by Standard Youtube License (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms)
  • ® ‘WWF’ and ‘World Wildlife Fund’ are WWF Registered Trademarks. © 1986 Panda Symbol WWF.
  • "Living With Asian Elephants" by World Wildlife Fund (https://www.worldwildlife.org/videos/living-with-asian-elephants) -- Licensed by CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)