Animation Studio

Requires iPad and Tynker Junior App

Students make interactive animations and tell stories using sandbox environments that allow them to create programs with code. Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Pre-K to Grade 2
  • Beginner level
  • 4 lessons
  • Tynker Icon Blocks
    • iPad
Course Includes
  • 4 lessons
  • 4 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
  • Answer Keys
No previous coding experience required.


Recommended for students who have completed at least three pre-reader courses, Animation Studio offers a set of creative sandbox environments where students create their own stories and interactive animations. To use Animation Studio in your classroom, you must download the Tynker Junior app from the App Store. The Tynker Junior app offers a collection of courses specifically designed for young children (ages 4-7) who are still learning how to read.

In Animation Studio, students explore four animation sandboxes. In Day in the Park, they create a scene with the right background landscape and weather and spawn multiple superheroes in their scene. In RoboDance, they use dance sequences to program three robots to dance. In Squad Pose, they create the right team snapshot by posing superheroes. In Emoji Chat they create their own dialogue between two characters, using emojis!

Tynker Junior uses word-free picture-based block programming with fun characters to help kids develop animations, pursue adventures and solve puzzles and challenges. This enables young children—who have limited motor skills and are still developing hand-eye coordination—to learn to code using big blocks, pictures, voiceovers and tap-tap-tap interactions, without words or drag-and-drop or any other actions they may find too tedious or overwhelming. Tynker SmartPass enables younger students to sign in by simply scanning a code, without the need to remember any usernames or passwords.

Animation Studio is only available on iPads and iPhones. Students can access the course using the Tynker Junior app on their iPad devices. These courses are not available on Android or via the browser at

Topics Covered

  • Robot dance maker
  • Selfie pose designer
  • Scene maker
  • Dialog creator

What Students Learn

  • Create programs in open-ended creative coding environments
  • RoboDance – Create robot music and dance sequences with code
  • Squad Pose – Arrange superheroes in specific poses for their photo day
  • Day in the Park – Create a scene with preset weather patterns, backgrounds and animations
  • Emoji Chat – Create an emoji dialog with code with the right timing and reactions

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

1. Day in the Park
1 activity
Use code to create a perfect day at the park for the Super Squad.
2. Squad Pose
1 activity
Code the Super Squad to pose for the camera!
3. RoboDance
1 activity
The robots are having a party! Use code to make them dance.
4. Emoji Chat
1 activity
Have the dust bunnies chat with each other using code.