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#STEAMCuriousCalendar2020 - Day 7 - Christmas Poem

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Dec 7th, 2020

"Trois petits sapins" is a beautiful French poem that tells a story about 3 little Christmas trees 🎄🎄🎄 looking for shining decorations in a small town and walking in the forest to follow a bright star 🌟.

Today's challenge is for you to select a Christmas poem or story you like and try to animate using Scratch.

Here are simple steps and tips to get you started on this:

  1. Select a poem or story.

  2. Imagine your scenario with how many scenes, the sequence order and actions to happen in each scene : it is called a Story Board.

  3. Connect to Scratch online or download the offline version.

  4. Look for background and sprite (your character or objects to animate) from Scratch library, or create you own.

  5. Recreate the sequence of your story in the background code and make sure to add enough wait blocks and time before you switch scene. See my project example below

  6. For each background, use When backdrop switches to <...> events block to synchronize your sprites actions on each background scene.

  7. Once you are happy with your animation, story or game, spread your poem animation by sharing your project in STEAM & Curious Scratch Studio . We will be happy to like it and share!

  8. Share your project on social media with the hashtag #STEAMCuriousCalendar2020 and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!

Check out my interpretation of the Trois petits sapins Poem by Jean-Louis Vanham :

Tips and Tutorials for Day 7 - Christmas Poem

You can find below tips and tricks to help you with this challenge. Let me know if you find this useful!

1- Sequencing scenes

Once you have imagine your scenario and created a story board or your poem.

Create each one of your background and to make things easy in your code, rename them in the correct . I used Init -> First -> Second -> Third -> ...

In order to sequence your story, alternate switch backdrop to <...> and wait blocks as it is shown in the "3 petits sapins" example here.

Let the fun begin !

Don't forget to share the link to your project, code or even a snapshot of your pixel art / 3D creations on social media with the hashtag #STEAMCuriousCalendar2020 and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!

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