Lesson Plan

Lesson: Make Games - Music Video
Time: 45+ mins


Hope you brought your dancing shoes! In this lesson, campers will apply what they've learned so far to create their own music video with a customized background; background music to dance to; animated Actors that jump and spin; and special effects. "Step 5" of the tutorial includes a bonus activity that encourages campers to add special effects to the Stage.


  • Computer, laptop, or tablets (1 per camper)

New Code Blocks

  • : Play the specified sound file.
  • : Animate the character to perform a specified action.
  • : Pause the program for a specific number of seconds.
  • : Set the specified effect to the specified value.
  • : Change the specified effect by the specified value.


  • Coding: Using a computer language to tell the computer what to do
  • Sequence: The order in which steps or events happen
  • Actors: Tynker characters and objects that can talk and interact with each other
  • Command: A specific action or instruction that tells the computer to do something
  • Stage: The background of the project where the Actors are placed
  • Animation: Changing costumes (pictures) of an Actor many times to give the illusion of movement


Campers will...
  • Use code blocks to create a music video

Getting Started (5 minutes)

  • Tell campers that they will be creating a music video with dancing Actors and special effects. Next, open the "Music Video" module and play the provided example in Step 1 of the tutorial:

Coding Activities (40+ minutes)

The lessons are intended for self-directed learning. Your role will be to facilitate as campers complete the Make Games - Music Video modules on their own:
1. Introduction (Video)
  • A friendly robot tells campers that they can decide which game they'd like to create next.
  • Tell campers to press any key to continue on to the next module.
2. Music Video (DIY)
  • Campers will follow the step-by-step tutorial to create their very own music video with a customized background, dancing music, animated Actors, and special effects.
  • Do campers want their Actors to display lyrics? Ask them to use the "say for" code block:

  • If students finish early, encourage them to…
    • Add more dancing Actors to their music video
    • Complete the bonus activity in Step 5 of the tutorial
    • Add more song lyrics
    • Show their project to a neighbor

Wrap Up

Unplugged Activity: Discussion
Review today’s coding adventure by leading a discussion. Ask campers:
  • What dancing animations did you include?
  • Would anyone like to share their song lyrics with the class?
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Class Presentations

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Lesson 1
40 Slides
Lesson 2
Lights, Music, Action
23 Slides
Lesson 3
Frame-based Animation
26 Slides
Lesson 4
2D Motion
23 Slides
Lesson 5
Pen Drawing
23 Slides
Lesson 6
Alien Catcher
26 Slides
Lesson 7
Space Breaker
22 Slides
Lesson 8
Fish Tank
19 Slides
Lesson 9
Make Games - Animated Greeting Card
17 Slides
Lesson 10
Make Games - Music Video
15 Slides
Lesson 11
Make Games - Maze Game
18 Slides
Lesson 12
Make Games - 2-Player Battle Game
17 Slides
Lesson 13
Make Games - Animated Story
16 Slides
Lesson 14
Level Design
23 Slides