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Adding settings to a story can impact the characters, and change the mood.

A line like, “What are we doing here?” means something different if you’re in a haunted castle… [scared] "What are we doing here?" Versus at a sports game...

[excited] "What are we doing here?!"

There are lots of ways to change the setting of your story.

You can select: a backdrop from the library. Draw a backdrop. Or, upload a picture from your computer.

If you want to use more than one setting for your story you can do that too. Maybe your characters start in one place, and end up in another.

To do that, select or create more than one backdrop.

Then, use “switch backdrop to” blocks from the looks menu.

Once you’ve changed the backdrop, add another “switch backdrop” block to set the backdrop at the beginning of the story.

It can be difficult to sequence all the code to work in the right order once you start adding new scenes.

Be sure to test your code often to make sure it’s running in the order you’d like.

Choose an Add-On

Add Music to Your Story
Add a Third Character
Changing Backdrops
Costume Change


  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open Scratch in a new tab.
  3. Add two characters.
  4. Add a backdrop.
  5. Sequence your conversation.