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KS1/2 Computing - Adapted Crazy Character activity from Barefoot resources

Resources created to increase active movement with primary students to create their own crazy chacterpark

Peter Marshman

Created by Peter Marshman
last edited Apr 04 2017 by Peter Marshman


These resources were used in combination with the Barefoot “Crazy Character” resources with a local primary school and have been used to support primary teachers through Computing CPD.

See: http://barefootcas.org.uk/programme-of-study/understand-algorithms/ks1-crazy-character-algorithms-activity/

**You might want to use the following resources:**

  • Worksheets for creating crazy characters (pupils sometimes work forwards or deconstruct their characters and complete the sheets backwards

  • Scratch starting program (sprites are provided) and help sheet for pupils to create an animation of their crazy characters.

  • Completed Scratch program to show an example of what their program might look like

  • A range of materials including:

    • Googly eyes
    • Cups
    • Craft feathers
    • Pompoms
    • Glue
    • Pipe cleaners

Level: Beginner

Time: 1-2hrs

Teaches: Algorithms, Abstraction, Decomposition and Evaluation

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