[Activity 3] Create a project connected to your interests

:globe_with_meridians: Italiano, Español, Português, Türk, اللغة العربية, 日本語, Français

This week we invite you to explore Scratch by making a project about something or someone you care about. For example, it can be an animation about one of your favorite hobbies, books, or places, a video game featuring your pet, or a greeting card for someone you love…

Make sure you share your project on Scratch and add it to the LCL Scratch Studio. Then, reply to this post by sharing a link to your project, a short description and a reflection about your process.

Here are some guiding questions: What motivated you in creating this project? Can you describe a moment of joy or frustration? What helped you persist in face of challenges?

If you are new to Scratch, take a look at some resources to get started .
If you get stuck or need help, feel free to ask others questions here in the forum.

Have (hard) fun!

PS: Feel free to use any other medium you like for your project!


What motivated you in creating this project?
We created this project in our club with the children to celebrate the launch of the SpaceX14

Can you describe a moment of joy or frustration?
The children loved how they managed to simulate the launch after they watch the actual one

What helped you persist in face of challenges?
The idea that these kids will have this memory with them for life


Connecting Across Languages with Refugees
While spending time with refugees in Europe, I often want to connect with people but the language barrier makes it difficult. I wanted to make a tool I could have on my phone that would allow us to learn a few things about each other (in person). The languages most relevant for my situation are English, Danish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Arabic. I would love to see others re-mix the project to change or add other languages, or add additional prompts to connect with others across languages!
Moments of joy: I’m heading to a refugee center today to celebrate Eid with the residents, and I’m going to try it out with them on my phone or iPad. Thinking about the experience of being with them and trying to connect kept me motivated, and I learned LOTS of new skills for this project that I’ve never dared before, including: changing the brightness of sprites upon clicking, using the broadcast message blocks, and using the extensions of Text to Speech and also Translate. Having a goal I’m passionate about motivated me, with joy, to challenge myself.


What a beautiful and passionate project! :green_heart:


This week I wanted to make a kaleidoscope using Scratch. But to start simple I have made a rotating wheel and this is a work in progress.
This project has ignited some thoughts like how to work on the reflection and produce a mirror effect to take this further up to the next level? how to keep the centre fixed? etc. Definitely Scratch will allow me to improve and keep building on that idea.

I want to dedicate this project to my two year old son who is getting introduced to colors and designs as he explores the new world around him. Happy to connect with you all in the meantime through my project. Please feel free to remix it the way you like.



I LOVE this. What a beautiful idea!!


This was my first time using Scratch. I decided to use it to share one of my hobbies, which is traveling. There was a lot of trial and error involved, but I had a lot of fun, and I am really inspired to learn more as I see others’ projects.
Travel Passion


Hi Mohona,
Hope you won’t mind, but I’ll post a link to your project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/684199179/
From that embedded frame we couldn’t remix your project.


A quick remix. Fun one Mohona!



Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well!
This is my 2nd project on scratch. There was a lot of trail and error involved. I tried little on adding sounds and moving sprites. Excited to explore more on scratch.


This is my first time, trying something like this.
I made a Mother’s day card as we are celebrating mother’s day week.



Mind Checker

“How are you today?” is a very common sentence but important.

You can answer and also express it!
Especially I use a video sensing extension. You feel like you’re playing one character in the movie, the location is at the beach where you become honest.

  1. What motivated you in creating this project?
    : I just wanna say everything about today but sadly no one ask me, So I made this project for me :smiley:

  2. Can you describe a moment of joy or frustration?
    : When I succeed a sound repeats forever, I feel a sense of accomplishment. At first I just put “start sound ~” into Forever then the sound was buzzing :exploding_head: So I tried to make the whole sound repeat and made it.

  3. What helped you persist in face of challenges?
    : Honestly My project is gonna be introduced on the LCL chat.



Oh sure! Thank you for helping the community on my behalf… please go ahead @pawelbednarczyk and remix


Thanks Shelly! Looks cool… :smiley:

Love the idea behind this :smiley:

I agree with Jenny - such a lovely idea. I have visions of wildflowers tumbling in my mind. I have been struggling lately - overwhelmed by my way too messy classroom and children in crisis (felt so good when I put on the noise headphones to model for a student while another was having a screaming fit.) The senior students went on a field trip yesterday do I had 2 hours freed up - tackled the mess and met the returning students in the garden to pick last years stalks and seeds. Have 3 buckets now - we’ll do some Andy Goldsworthy / Tara Axford #pocketfinds (on instagram) compositions, a little ‘seed pod museum’ some seed recovery and planting, and then mulch up the stalks to help retain moisture. I feel so much better after that.nothing like a little TLC with Mama Nature!

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Hi Shelly :cherry_blossom: :blossom: yes, Andy Goldsworthy inspires me so much too… Love everything he does! I found this link to some Andy Goldsworthy-inspired art projects for kids… but really this is for everyone! :hearts:


Since week one I’ve been thinking about this thread started by @JJLBailey. The discussion revolved about this course and having some sort of progress bar or some other indicator of completion. There is nothing of this sort in LCL, as you’re encouraged to do as much or little as you can/want to, but it made me think. After all, having some sort of map of where you are, or a list of things you wanna do, or have done, seems understandable.

Appart from the videos/readings and so on, what I get most of every round of LCL is the interactions with the people in the community, be it in the chats (not this round for me…) or here in the forum.

So I decided to make a journal. You can see it in Scratch here:

There I’m recollecting some of the most interesting conversations and interactions I’ve been having here, so thanks to those mentioned there (@JayElf @tarmelop @OLVL @dodekagonia @Becky @Shoshannah @mradub @JJLBailey … if I’m not forgetting someone!).

Feel free to remix, of course!

It’s been inspiring in itself to go over the previous days and make a collection of beautiful experiences. And definitely LCL counts as one of my interests!

The most difficult challenge was to have all those colored pegs not colliding with the text. I considered arranging them in a frame, but it seemed tedious to code. I tried color detection, with seemed easier, but for some reason it was buggy (I may have been doing something wrong…). In the end, sprite collision detection worked much better :smile:

So there goes my tiny LCL-inspired Scratch project!


I created this point-and-click adventure game. One of my students wanted to make such a game, so I was motivated by her to figure out how to do it with Scratch.

It was frustrating when I was losing track of my cloned sprites and I couldn’t figure out why they weren’t appearing. I went line-by-line through the code multiple times and couldn’t find any mistake. I persisted because I really wanted the inventory to work the way I had imagined and I was so close to my vision. I knew it was a matter of time before I realized what was going wrong. It turned out my clones were in the back layer and being covered up by other sprites. To fix it I just sent clones to the front layer when they were created.

My debugging process is all about very detailed review, often, as in this case, line by line reading of code. But even that doesn’t work sometimes. Then I move on to testing smaller cases of the code in a different context. Once I see that works then I try to bring it closer to my goal in small steps so I can figure out when the problem arises.