Scratch advent calendar projects

Here’s a Christmas-themed Scratch project that I am going to do with my Year 7s. We’re going to make advent calendars. It can be differentiated several ways:

First project is a simple calendar where you click on a numbered door to change its costume and reveal a surprise – there are loads of Christmassy pictures in the ‘holiday’ category on Scratch. Pupils can make their own from, ahem, scratch or use a supplied framework. They can shuffle the doors up, add sounds, animation, change the background – whatever they want.

The second project is a bit cleverer. This uses the ‘days since 2000′ block to work out when each day has happened and opens the door automatically. You could get your class to work out the numbers for this themselves, or give them a hint – either the number for 1st Dec (I think it’s 6179 days for 1st Dec 2016) or get them to print today’s day number and work it out from there.

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2 Responses to Scratch advent calendar projects

  1. John says:

    Thanks for sharing this, I am just about to introduce scratch to my class of mixed primary 5-7 and the template looks like a great way to start. I’ll give it a go.

    Vaguely wondering if using the current day & month might be a way to keep the doors shut too? (I think this might be beyond my pupils in their first attempt.

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