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In this add-on, you’ll learn how to add another sprite to your sports commentary program.

To make room for another athlete, move the sprites in the program closer together.

If any sprites are still too big for your project, shrink them to make them smaller.

Click on the “shrink” tool in the top bar, then on the sprite. You can also use the “grow” tool to make a sprite bigger.

To add a sprite from the Scratch library to your project, click “choose new sprite from library.” There are two different types of sprites in Scratch: bitmap and vector.

For this add-on, select a vector sprite so you can move, rotate, or reshape it for a routine. Once you’ve selected your sprite, click “OK.”

You'll make the new sprite show off its moves. Give it the same code blocks as the other sprites. To copy code from one sprite to another, click the sprite with the code, then drag the stack on top of the new sprite. Click on the sprite you just selected and you’ll see the copied code. Click the dropdown menu, and select the number 4.

Now, the new sprite also has the code to make it demonstrate its moves when the number 4 is pressed!

Next, click on the sports commentator sprite. Change the “say” block to include all sprites under the “when flag clicked” event. In this example, the text says “Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to see an athlete perform.”

Go to the “costumes” tab to animate your new sprite. Right-click the costume, select duplicate for as many poses as you want, then use the tools in the costume editor to change the look of the costume. To draw your own sprite instead of using one from the library, click “paint new sprite.” Next, click “convert to vector” to draw a vector sprite instead of a bitmap one. Vector sprites are easier to animate than bitmap sprites. Here's the game plan: Add another athlete to your program, either from the Scratch library or by drawing your own. Copy the code to the new sprite.

Customize the different poses in the costume editor.

Choose an Add-On
Add music that will play while the athletes showcase their moves.
Showcase your Moves
Program the athletes to get active by moving around the stage.
Changing Colors
Make the sprites change colors similar to how athletes wear different jerseys.
In the Zone
Program the sports commentator to give the athletes a performance boost.
Compliment Competitors
Have the sprites admire one another's moves.
Add Another Athlete
Add another athlete to the project.
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