A few weeks ago Kelley Meister, an instructor at the the Science Museum of Minnesota, was teaching a 2 day animation workshop in Scratch. The project that she gave the kids was to animate a joke. The results varied from two sprites telling a joke back and forth to actually animating the narrative of the joke. Then, the Teen Tech Crew, borrowed the idea for their creative technology workshops in 2 libraries. In our library workshops, I found that giving this prompt (a joke) along with a bribe (you’ll get a laffy taffy for completing your animation) worked better than the traditional Scratch drop-ins we’ve been doing and far better than trying to do a more formal sit down workshop in a library setting. And I always love it when we have the chance to pull books off the library shelves to help/inspire our Scratch jokes.
So, take this and run with it. Submit your favorite jokes in Scratch here.