Many Doodles tell a story by making letters interact with each other.

In this video, you will make sprites talk to each other to tell a story with your logo.

To start, select a sprite to start talking.

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

Then, select 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”!

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

This example uses “Do you have any plans this weekend?”, 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!


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 this sprite to say.

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

In this example, the sprite responds with “no.”

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!


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 2 seconds” and “when flag clicked” block.

Select a second sprite to talk, and add a “when flag clicked,” “wait,” and “say for 2 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

Change Color

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

Say Something

Tell a story with talking letters.

Switch Costume

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

Add Backdrop

Add an image behind the logo.

Edit, Draw or Add Letters

Edit, draw, or add an image to change how a letter looks.

Jumble Letters

Make your letters randomly move across the screen.


Turn your logo into a game where a letter chases the mouse pointer.


Make a letter spin.

Change Scene

Add a button that changes the scene behind your logo.

Dance Whirl

Make your letters whirl to music.

Bouncing Sprites

Animate your letters to make them bounce.

Disappearing Sprites

Play a sound as a letter disappears.


  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your logo.
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