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1. Animate a Name Demo


In this video you'll make a letter change color when it's clicked.

This changes the look of a letter in your animation, and makes it stand out.

To start, add a new sprite to your project from the Scratch Library.

Scroll through the sprites to find the letter you need.

(playful music)

Click on the sprite to add it to your project.

This example uses the letter A, but you will add a sprite for the name you're animating.

Next, code the sprite to change colors.

Click the Code tab, and select the Looks menu.

Click, hold, and drag out a change effect by block.

Change the dropdown to color.

Click the block to see what it does.

Each the time you click, the sprite changes color.

Next, make the sprite change color when it is clicked.

To do this, click the Events menu.

Blocks from this menu tell the computer when to run code.

Drag out a when this sprite clicked block.

Attach it to the top of the change effect by block.

Click the sprite to see what happens.

The sprite changes color when you click it.

Now it's your turn.

Add a sprite to your project.

Add a change effect by block, and change the dropdown to color.

Add a when this sprite clicked event.

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

  1. Watch the instructional video.
  2. Open the Teacher Demo Project.
  3. Add code to change the color of one of the letters when you click the sprite.
  4. Go to Step 2: Review materials.