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Animate your project by moving sprites, characters or objects around the stage. This focuses others’ attention, emphasizes a point...or brings your interests to life.

Select a sprite that is already in your program, or add a new sprite.

Make your sprite move around the stage using glide blocks.

Glide blocks glide a sprite around the stage, creating an animated movement.

Glide blocks have a timer value, that makes your sprite move faster with small values… and slower with large values.

Once the movement works the way you want, set your sprite’s position at the beginning of the program. Use a “go to” block to make your sprite start at that exact location when the flag is clicked.

Add a when this sprite clicked block from the Events menu. Test your program.

Great!

If you’re feeling adventurous, program your sprite to move more than once using a “repeat” loop. Add this around the blocks you want to repeat.

You may find it challenging getting your sprite to go exactly where you want it. Test your code often to make sure your program and your characters work the way you want.

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.

Instructions

Para hacer esta actividad en español, haz clic aquí.

Students

  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.