2. What is Your Character Thinking?


In this video, you will pick a character and add code to show what they’re thinking.

When you share what a character is thinking, you reveal a little bit about their personality, and who they are.

You can pause the video to add to your project, or you can watch the entire video, then complete the steps.

To start, open the starter project.

This will open Scratch in a new tab.

In Scratch, characters, objects, and animals are called Sprites.

Click “add a new sprite.”

There are so many to choose from!

Pick any sprite to be your main character who is missing school work.

Choose any sprite you like!

If you want your sprite to face another direction, go to the costume editor, and select “flip horizontal.”

Next, add code, or blocks, to your project to show what your character thinks about their missing assignment.

Place three “think for 2 seconds” blocks on the stage, and connect them.

Click the block stack to see what happens.

The character “thinks” each thought for 2 seconds.

Change the text in the blocks to show the character’s thoughts.

This is where you start showing your character’s personality!

Why doesn’t your character have their assignment?

Did they forget or lose it?

Did something unbelievable happen to it, like it was stolen by aliens?

This is your character, so make up any reason you like and any thoughts they might have.

You can also change the amount of time your character’s thoughts stay on the screen so your audience has time to read them.

Now when you click the block stack, your sprite “thinks” the things you typed.


Finally, click the events menu and add a “when flag clicked” event to the top of your block stack.

Test your code often to make sure it’s working the way you want!

After you’ve shown what your character is thinking, come back to this page to check out more ways to add to your story.

Choose an Add-On

Make Your Character Move
Add a Teacher or a Friend
Add an Interesting Object


Para hacer esta actividad en español, haz clic aquí.


  1. Watch this video with your teacher.
  2. Open the starter project link below and add characters and dialogue.
  3. Watch the videos below to keep adding to your project.