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In this video, you will add a character to your project.

You’ll use this character to tell others about something you care about.

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

To start, make this sprite talk. Select the Looks menu.

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

Connect them.

Think about what your character could say to get your audience’s attention.

You might start with a phrase like, “I’m passionate about…” or “I care about…” Click the block stack to test.

These blocks run in order.

This is called *sequencing code.* Write more phrases and sentences in the other “say” blocks to make the Sprite deliver a message about your interest.

Add as many “say” blocks as you’d like.

To start your program when the flag is clicked, select events and add a “when flag clicked” block to the top of the stack.

Click the flag on the top of the stage now to run your code.

Once you’ve shared a message about something you care about, come back to this page to check out more ways to add to your project.

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.