A very easy introduction to animation is an animated card. When introducing animation students are unsure of how it works. This is a simple and easy way for them to begin and is suitable for all abilities.
Students select a suitable background for their card. They can either make or use existing figures for the animation.
Students create suitable backgrounds during an art lesson. They used shoe boxes and decorated the insides as a background to the card.
In this example they create a Happy Halloween greeting.
The card setting was a haunted scene.The colours used were orange and black in keeping with Halloween.
Lego figures were used to create the animation. iMotion has a built in audio function.
Two figures walk along and when they see the haunted house they run away.
Students make animated cards for other celebrations such as Christmas, Easter or St Patrick’s Day