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Animate your Favorite Book Scene with Brush Ninja Lesson Plan

Learning Objective

Students will learn how to use Brush Ninja animated gif maker to create an animation of their favorite scene from a book.


  • Computers or tablets with internet access
  • The book that the student chooses for the activity


  1. Start by discussing what an animation is and show some examples.
  2. Have each student choose a favorite scene from a book they have read.
  3. Instruct students to sketch out their scene on paper, including any characters or objects in the picture.
  4. Next, introduce Brush Ninja and demonstrate how to use it for creating animations.
  5. Students can then begin creating their animations using Brush Ninja.
  6. Encourage students to add details and make changes as they progress through their work, reminding them that this is an iterative process.
  7. Once completed, students should save their animations as gifs and submit them for assessment.


Assessment will be based on:

  • Completion of the task within the given time frame
  • Creativity and originality of the animation produced
  • How well the animation captures the essence of the chosen scene from the book


To extend this activity further, you can:

  • Have students present their animations to the class along with a brief explanation of why they chose that particular scene from the book.
  • Create a gallery of all submitted animations for everyone in class to view and appreciate one another’s hard work.

How to animate with Brush Ninja

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