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Activity : It's Alive

Ninja Instructions | Mentor Notes


How can you take an image or a photo and make it come alive?


30-45 minutes


  1. Choose one of the built in sprites from scratch.
  2. Click from the Scripts tab to the Costumes tab and make sure it has more than one costume.
  3. Add blocks to make the image come alive when you run the program.
  4. Explore different values is parameters to the blocks.
  5. Repeat with other sprites.
  6. Try making a sprite of your own and creating multiple costumes of your own.


  • Explore several different sprites to see how the Scratch creators try to use costumes to enable animation. Use those ideas in your creations
  • Experiment with different blocks, block order, and costumes.

Things to think about when you are done

  • What is the difference between a sprite and a costume?
  • What is an animation?
  • List three ways you experience loops in real life.

Sharing your project in the studio


This project is based on materials from the the Creative Computing curriculum by Brennan, Balch, and Chung.

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