Scratch Coding for Kids - Animation

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This Scratch Animation project will provide you with an in depth understanding of the costume tab, animating a sprite, controlling a sprite’s movement, and adding sound to a project. In this project we will code a simple animation where a sprite will walk across the screen when the left and right arrow keys are pressed. A song will also play in the background.

If you want to save your work you will have to join scratch, which is free. Just press the ‘join scratch’ tab in the top right and sign up. This is not necessary however to use the program. 

Download step-by-step instructions to get started with Scratch Animation(PDF, 4MB)

About Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.