These lessons empower even young kids who are new to the animation process to create scenes. Kids simply fill in shapes, take a snapshot, fill in more shapes, and take another snapshot until they complete the animated scene. Then they press Play to watch the action.
This girl-empowering GoldieBlox tool teaches kids about stop-motion movies. It shows a few delightful examples and teaches kids step by step how to make their own, adapting projects that have been started for them or starting one from scratch.
This super fun video-creation tool lets kids create and direct their own TV shows, giving them a background scene, face-detecting costumes, and special effects. A kid can be a singing contest star or captain of a spaceship. Cue cards offer writing inspiration, or kids can make up their own scenes.
Kids can create videos with robots as the stars and with dialogue and sounds. They can exercise creativity with their own stories and all the customization options.
This imaginative movie-making site lets kids use words, images, icons, and other animation tools to tell stories and create customized short films. Kids must register to comment on movies, and the site is moderated daily and uses text filters to ensure appropriate content.