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In the most recent Scratch Animation class, the group learned how move their characters using the arrow keys, have "enemies" move randomly, and how to make character's disappear to signify the end of the game. The examples below are really impressive games that took a lot of hard work. Great job!

To learn more about Scratch, see our previous post: Scratch Animation

The Last Pac-Man

Scratch Project

Backwards Meteor

Scratch Project


Pac-Man Game FINAL

Scratch Project

The library hosted two sessions of game design over winter break. We used Scratch to make two types of games. The first session made a maze and the second made a "stay away" game. Congratulations to all of the game designers. Have fun playing the games!

Click the following link for a complete list of games: Games

To learn more about Scratch or to download the program, see our previous post.


Toontastic is a fun and creative way to teach young readers about story arcs. Using the iPad app, authors are able to narrate and animate their characters in order to tell a story. The prescribed scenes are presented in an easy-to-follow outline, beginning with the setup and progressing through conflict, challenge, and climax before the resolution scene. After the scene is complete, music can be added to perfectly compliment the action.

To download the free app to your iPad touch the following link: Toontastic App

The stories below were created by kids in a library program over winter break, and are fantastic examples of what a finished product looks like.

The Monkey & The Squid

Bug Day


Horse and the Princess


If you were one of our movie-makers, don't forget to count this program as one of your activities for the Winter Library Club. Great work!



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