I have a really special lesson for you today! It will walk you and your students through building a charm game in Scratch - just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
In this game, we have charms in 3 different shapes dropping down from the sky. As the shapes appear, your job is to quickly draw each shape in order to sort it into the right pot. If you’re successful at sorting the charm, it will get absorbed into the pot, and your score will increase by ‘1’. Otherwise, once the charm reaches the level of the pots, the game will end!
This lesson comes with a starter project and 5 step-by-step animated tutorials. The tutorials will walk you and your students through building the game!
We'll start by learning how to use an invisible sprite to draw on the screen. Then we'll explore the topic of cloning as we learn how to keep having charms drop down from the sky!
The starter project comes with some code behind the stage which determines the shape being drawn. We'll use this information to sort and absorb each charm into the appropriate pot. And finally, we'll add score and a losing condition to our game!
All the tutorials in this course were built using animated slideshows with no sound! This unique method of teaching coding enables students to work together and ask questions, while following the step-by-step instructions and building the game! The outcome is a very engaging, hands-on experience!
Do I need to be an experienced Scratch user to do this lesson?
Can I share this project with my students?
I've done the 30-Day Challenge. Is this going to be redundant?
What age is this for?
There is a minimal charge for this lesson, but once you purchase it, it's yours to keep, and you'll be able to share it with your students - even remotely!
I hope you take me up on this offer! I can assure you this is going to be a fantastic teaching experience!
I included answers to some questions you may have in the FAQ section above, but if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to send a message my way or post inside our Facebook group!
I hope you find yourself blessed this St. Patrick's day!