Expanded Learning Opportunity Offers Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation in Afterschool

Guest blog post written by Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches

Spring Break at Project Grow means long days full of fun. Every day after outside playtime, snacks, and crafts, youth settled into the classroom for a special treat: stop-motion animation classes with expanded learning opportunity provider Green Mouse Academy.

Youth took the entire week to design and direct their very own animated films using the stop-motion technique. Teams of two worked together to make their Dot Bots bounce basketballs, or light Olympic torches.

In a practice of patience, accuracy, and teamwork, students built and colored a background, molded a character out of Play-Doh, and recorded their unique animated films one photo at a time.

Expanded learning opportunity provider Green Mouse Academy brings technology arts courses to local out-of-school time programs, offering children a chance to show off their technological and creative sides while working on engaging, hands-on projects.

Green Mouse Academy provides youth with unique and stimulating out-of-school time experiences.

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