Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths : Learning by Doing

scratch animation

Coding with Scratch: Animations

Age 7 to 14

In this project you will find out how to create simple animated cartoons.

Key coding points to look out for:

  • Changing the costumes of sprites to make them animated – walking, running, flying or changing direction. (Changing ‘costume’ does not always mean changing what the sprite is wearing, it can also mean a change to the position of its arms, legs or wings which lets us create animations)
  • Using Thought Bubbles just like cartoons and comics
  • Adding a background to our cartoon

Scratch is a great way for you to learn how to code. Its fun and easy to use ... but also very powerful! It's the programming language used in most schools around the world.

It's completely free to use and runs on most computers.


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