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Scratch I-Spy Game #1
Instructional Cards

Directions:  Create your first Scratch game where each of the 10 characters in your game have some action.  Use the cards below to give each sprite their own SPECIAL action when clicked on.

  1. Change the Sprite's Colors
  2. Move to a beat
  3. Use the arrow Keys to Move the Sprite
  4. Say Something- See the Sprite's talk
  5. Glide- Use the Glide command to more the Sprites
  6. Follow the Mouse - using the mouse pointer
  7. Dance Twist- Use of the Whirl Effect
  8. Interactive Whirl- Use of the Mouse X tool
  9. Part I: Animate It...Optional: Dance Party - sprite changes costumes/play music
  10. Moving Animation- switch costumes / if edge bounce - Rotate or Not - Rotate
  11. Surprise Button ... Optional: About Me - Sprites can be buttons
  12. SEE ME- Keep Score - Keep track of how many characters have been clicked! Example: Score Game!

BONUS: Make a second level where the background changes to a new scene.

Creating a "Pong" Game 

Game Lesson Plan Starters

Game1: Balloon Game - Counters

Shoot the balloons Game!  Medium to Difficult levels - Understand how counters work.
Game2: Slot Machine APP. - Random A fun way to create a random game. Who says that you have to bet?  Make your game where you don't bet to win.
Game3: i-Touch the Ball - Variables A game that increases with speed and requires good hand to eye coordination.  Make several levels.
*APP1. Collide Game APP. - Dodge Learn about points while dodging the sprites.
*APP2. Maze Game APP. - Chase Easy-nice way to make a neat maze game really quickly. (see maze add-ons below)
*APP3. Cat Libs APP. - Words Learn how to make a funny "Mad-Lib" game.
*APP4.  Keyboard APP.  - Music Easy-simple piano like app.  Design your app to make it more personal.
*APP5. Kill the Cat APP. - Hit to Score Change the cat into another less liked sprite and get rewarded for clicking it.

Lessons (I will check these off when you are done... call me over to review)

PA1.  Square/Circle Cool Graphic effects Bounce your spite off the wall and see it change before your eyes.
PA2.  Build a Band - good use of repeat command and introduce sounds. Create a band and listen to the wonderful music.
PA3.  Automatic Drawing - use of pen down tool + Random Have the computer draw on its own.
PA4.  Paint APP. - Drawing Game Easy-simple paint app.  Be sure to add your personal touch... maybe some sound?
PA5.  Conversation - Talking Sprites Sprites talking using the wait command
TA1.  3 Scenes - Synchronized Story Telling Use Broadcast and When I receive blocks to tell a story.
TA2.  Cool Intro Screen (optional) Easy-great touch to start of any app.

Select 2 of the 5 games and create your next game


Required Info to start your game:  Click Here


optional*Game4:. Fly the Plane - Math Operators Keep the plane on the path and win.  Multiple levels!
optional*Game5: Cars3 - Collision Get points for gassings up.  Make it a challenge.
* optional Challenge Games:
*challenge1: Mario - Scrolling BG Can you really build your own Mario type game?
*challenge2: Maze- Moving Around Design a cool maze game.
Check out these very helpful cards to get you started making your own APPs!
  Useful Tools for games Wait, Say, Sounds, Pen, Loop, Visibility, Random, Key Pressed
  Useful Tool for story telling Ask (get input from user), Broadcast, receive (coordinate sprites)
  Useful Tools for Games Learn about Touching, Visibility, Random, Timing, Variables, & Keyboard Control.

. Fire a Ball + Do a Dance (Beg.)

Make the ball fly across the screen and have the grasshopper bounce randomly around the screen.

^Optional. Scrolling (Adv.) Advanced but a GREAT effect for games like Mario. web - Scrolling
^Optional. Click Click Wow (Adv.) Create a variable to show how many times something has been clicked.
^ Teacher Lead - Making Shapes  

Maze Add-ons

Score web - Score
Timer web - Timer
Enemies web - Enemies
Levels web - Levels
Rewards web - Rewards

 One Arm Bandt Game (Interm.)

Fun and easy way to show random events.

 Sine & Cosine (Adv.)

Math for the person seeking a challenge.

 Bounce (Adv.)

Cool way to use velocity and acceleration for motion.

 Guess the Number (Adv.)

A cool game but hard to see the instructions.

Fire a Ball & Draw Randomly - How do you fire something off and draw randomly?  
App1:  Make it out alive... In 5 easy steps  
  1. Scratch Interface - Introduction Card.  Teaches Naming the Sprite.

  2. Motion with Keys - use arrow keys to move the sprite

  3. Rotation Style - 3 ways to control sprite rotation

  4. Motion Animation - Learn how to control a timer, use of repeat, get new sprites (Easy)

  5. Chase Game- Make the sprite chase one another.

  6. Motion Path - one sprite follows another

  7. Coordinate System- Medium Difficulty - Learn the x y system that the screen uses.

  8. Collisions - Jump to... - Advanced

  9. Arrays

  10. Sensing - Medium (Excellent for learning the sensing variables

Example Kid Programmers

Watch Thomas and explain how he made it as a programmer.

Robert Nay, Bubble Ball APP Designer

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