Add different settings to your project to set the scene. Changing scenes in your project can help others feel excited and connected to the things you care about.

For example, if you’re passionate about taking care of the environment or being outdoors...

Others may not feel as connected to what your character says if they are indoors… Versus outside in a forest... There are many ways to add a setting to your program. You can select a backdrop from the library.

Draw a backdrop Or, upload a picture from your computer.

Maybe different characters in your project take you to different scenes, like this example.

Each time the sprite is clicked, the setting changes.

Program this by adding more backdrops.

Click back to the sprite, then add a “next backdrop” block from the looks menu. Click to test it. … Awesome.

Add a “when this sprite clicked” event. When the sprite is clicked, the backdrop changes.

When you restart the program, the most recent backdrop is still shown.

Add a “switch backdrop” block under the “when flag clicked” event, then select a backdrop from the list. The backdrop you select will show at the beginning of your project. Nice! The “switch backdrop to” block changes the backdrop to a specific image.

Choose an Add-On

Start here
Engage Supporters

Make two characters talk to one another about the issue you’ve chosen.

Weather or Confetti

Program confetti, snow, hearts, or other objects to fall from the sky.

Come on Stage

Program the main character to come on the stage with an animated motion effect.

Supportive Phrases

Program supporters to say supportive phrases from a list about your issue.

Speak Out

Make your character talk about the topic you’ve chosen.

Change Scene

Change the animation scenery by adding more backdrops.

Add Sound Effects

Choose or record sounds to accompany your project.

Include Supporters

Add or draw more characters who support your cause.

Move Around

Make your primary or secondary characters move to emphasize points in your story.

Question & Answer

Ask the audience a question and make something happen based on the response.

Add a Title

Create a title for your passion project so the audience can know what it’s about.

Change Costumes

Animate your characters by making them change costumes.

Make Some Noise, Use Your Voice

Make your own beat, or record your own voice.

Translate Messages

Share your message with audiences who speak other languages.


Para hacer esta actividad en español, haz clic aquí.


  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the starter project link below and add characters and dialogue.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos below.