In this lesson we will introduce you to Scratch Junior and create an animation.

Step 1. Move your sprite

Let’s make your cat sprite move across the screen using this move right arrow.
First you must start your script with the Start button.
You must start every script with the start button. Can you figure out how many steps it will take? Change the number below your arrow to change the amount of steps he will move.

Click the Start Flag button to see your script work

Now lets explore more of the move buttons.
You can make the sprite move forward, back, up, down, turn around to the left, turn about to the right, turn around and stop.
Try all the button to see them in action.

Step 2. Select or make your background

Select a background from the library.

Draw your own background. Select the paintbrush in the top right corner, then use the creative tools to digitally draw and colour in your background.
Remember you can also edit a background from the library using these tools as well.

Step 3. Select or make another sprite

Select a sprite from the library.

Draw your own sprite. Select the paintbrush in the top right corner, then use the creative tools to digitally draw and colour in your background.

Remember you can also edit a sprite from the library using these tools as well. Select the sprite from the library, then click the paintbrush tool to edit it.

Deleting a sprite. You might want to select the original cat sprite. To do this hold down on the Sprite until it starts hovering and a red X appears. Click the X to delete the sprite.
Also, remember you can add more characters too.

Step 4. Add your code to animate your scene

Move your character or characters to their starting points. Do do this hold down the character and move it to the position you want.

Now using the move buttons we explored at the beginning add movement to your characters on screen. Once you added your code finish with a stop button.

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