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HUE activity guides

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 3-6

Subjects

Download four HUE activity guides, each containing everything you need to set up and manage a stop motion animation project, either in the classroom or at an after-school club. The activity guides aim to explain key ideas in a way that children can understand and, in turn, communicate to others.

The downloads include:

  • Optional activities
  • Resources
  • Cut-and-colour templates
  • Storyboard
  • Example of the final video, including the text for the script

Topics covered in the download include the following:

Global Warming

The Global Warming Activity Guide aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop motion animation project about global warming and climate change. The guides have been designed to target students in Years 3-7.

Global warming is a key topic in schools around the world, with media focus on the UN Climate Change Conference talks.

The elements covered are:

  • How global warming is caused
  • The effects of global warming
  • What we can do to minimise those effects

The video which accompanies the guide can be found on YouTube.

Subject: Earth Sciences, Science Grade Levels: 3-7

The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle Activity Guide aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop motion animation project about the various elements of the water cycle. By using this guide, teachers will be able to help their students animate the main concepts and necessary elements involved in the water cycle.

Topics covered include:

  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Runoff
  • Infiltration
  • Transpiration

The video which accompanies the guide can be found on YouTube.

Subject: Earth Sciences, Science Grade Levels: 3-7

The Cycle of Seasons

The Cycle of Seasons Activity Guide aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop-motion animation project about the cycle of the four seasons. Teachers will be able to help their students animate the main concepts and necessary elements involved in the cycle of seasons.

Topics covered include:

  • How the earth orbits around the sun
  • How the tilt of the earth on its axis causes the seasons

The video which accompanies the guide can be found on YouTube.

Subject: Earth Sciences, Science Grade Levels: 3-7

Maths Fractions

The Maths Fractions Activity Guide, designed to target students in Year 3-7, aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop-motion animation project to engage, inspire and get kids motivated about maths.

The two videos that accompany the guide can be found on YouTube.  

Subjects: Maths and ICT, Grade Levels: 3-7

We additionally have a new free resource, as shown below, which is also available for free download from our shop.


What I Did On My Summer Vacation  

The What I Did On My Summer Vacation resource is a 34-page bumper pack of printable animation backgrounds and vacation themed cut outs, designed to inspire children to create stop motion movies about their summer adventures. 

What I Did On My Summer Vacation projects are also popular back to school and homeschool activities, usually involving an essay, exaggerated story or an illustration exercise. 

As children return to classrooms, this fun project serves as a fantastic icebreaker after weeks apart, and it helps children to develop language, literacy, sequencing and creative skills too. 

The activity pack includes printable beach, mountain, meadow and underwater backgrounds, as well as cut-out characters, animals, vehicles and more.

Head over to the HUE blog for further information, tips and tricks for using the cut-out resources in an animation project. 

The video which accompanies the activity pack can be found on YouTube.

Subjects: English, ICT and Art & Design, Grade Levels: 3-7

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