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In this video, you will make your letters talk to each other.

Adding dialogue allows your animation to tell a story.

To start, add a sprite to your project.

Scroll through the library of available sprites until you find the letter you need.

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 are animating.

On the “scripts” tab, click the “looks” menu.

Click, hold, and drag out a “say for 2 seconds” block.

Click the block to see what it does.

The sprite says “hello” for two seconds.

Type different words in the block to express your own message.

Maybe the letter says something about the name you animated or talks about one of your interests.

To make your sprite say something when a specific event happens, click the “events” menu.

Drag out a “when flag clicked” block.

Snap it to the top of the “say for 2 seconds” block.

Click the green flag.

The code runs, and the sprite says the words you typed in!

Now, continue your story.

Select another sprite in your project.

Or, if you don’t have multiple sprites in your project yet, add another sprite now.

From the “looks” menu, drag out another “say for 2 seconds” block.

Type in what this sprite will say to continue the conversation.

Then, from the events menu, add a “when flag clicked” block.

Click the green flag.

Both sprites say something, but they speak at the same time!

To fix this, go to the “control” menu, and drag out a “wait” block.

Add it before the “say for 2 seconds” block, and change the value to 2 seconds.

Click the green flag.

The sprites say something one after the other!

Continue your animated story by adding more “say for 2 seconds” and “wait” blocks to your program.

Adjust the times in the “wait” blocks so your sprites speak in order.

Now, it’s your turn: Add a sprite to your project.

Add a “say for 2 seconds” block and change the text in the block.

Select or add another sprite.

Add another “say for 2 seconds” block, and change the message.

Add a “wait” block.

And continue the dialogue with more “say” and “wait” blocks.

Once you finish these steps, return to this page to select another add-on to try.

Choose an Add-On
Change Color
Change the color of a letter when it’s clicked.
Grow and Shrink
Change the size of a sprite when it’s clicked and add a sound to match the animation.
Draw a Letter
Draw your own letter and make it move.
Spin
Add a letter and rotate it when it’s clicked.
Bounce
Move the sprite up and down and add a sound as it bounces
Wave
Create and change to different costumes.
Bounce Everywhere
Move the sprite all around the stage, then make it return to a specific point.
New Backdrop
Switch to a different backdrop by clicking the letter or sprite.
Say Something
Make the letters talk to each other when the green flag is clicked.
Sprite Dance
Make a sprite dance when the sprite is clicked.
Add Background Music
When you click a sprite, play a song and change the background
Play a Beat
Play a drum beat when the sprite is clicked.
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Instructions
  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your project.