Friday, April 22, 2011


Using your visualiser to animate

This film clip is a test that I did, using my visualier and windows movie-maker. After I made it (carefully cropping each photo) I remembered that Monkeyjam actually does that for you!

My year 2/1 class created fabulous animations for their 'Very Hungry Recycling Bin' stories. We used monkeyjam again to make them into films. The next step is to add some narration.

Molly and Eleanor in year 1 created this alien landing.

Stick figure animations

Stick figure is one of the easiset (and free) ways of getting the children to animate. They can select from a range of stickfigures and use the tools to 'pad' them out with clothes etc. All you have to do is download the software, introduce it, then let their imaginations roll! Suitable for all ages. Click on the picture to go to the download page. If you would like to watch a useful film showing you how to use pivot stickfigure, click here.

More animation news and resources coming soon


  1. What a cute idea...'Very Hungry Recycling Bin' stories. I hope you can figure out what you need to post them.

    Also, thanks for sharing about Monkeyjam. I was not familiar with that and will be looking into it.

  2. Thank you for your comment! I've added the film - we worked out how to do it! Now we can add some narration :)