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Ninja Instructions | Mentor Notes
What would have happened if Mother Goose knew about Scratch? For this activity you should use Scratch to animate a short story that has some movement in the story line. One of the quickest things that comes to mind is using a nursery rhyme such as: <ul type=“disc”>
<li>Hickory Dickory Dock</li> <li>Hey Diddle Diddle the Cat and the Fiddle</li> <li>Jack and Jill</li> <li>The Eensie, Weensie Spider</li>
However, you are NOT restricted to one of these examples.
For this assignment you should “tell” and “animate” the nursery rhyme in Scratch. For example, if you select “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” you would perhaps find a mouse image and a clock image and create sprites using the images. You might have the clock “say” (one at a time) the individual lines from the rhyme. Coordinated with that you might make the mouse appear to run across the room and up the clock (and back down again of course). You would probably use the sound feature to make the clock “strike one.” You might even attempt to change the appearance of the mouse using Looks options or a second mouse costume to make the mouse look surprised when the clock strikes.
To get some ideas you can check out:
Create a brand new story (not a remix this time) that:
<li>Sequence several "actions" to "tell" a nursery rhyme when the green flag is pressed.</li> <li>We strongly encourage you to use at least three of the following: * Recording your own sounds * The use of multiple costumes/backdrops * Incorporate something unique to you, your school, etc. (why not use a picture of you in your story?) * Use broadcast messages to synchronize your story </li>
The studio for this activity is located at:
This project is based on materials from Dr. Ben Schafer at the University of Northern Iowa.