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Stop Motion Animation Curriculum: Stories in Motion

Curriculum Published 6/18/14 Last updated on 3/1/20

In this 8-session curriculum, youth use video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Elements, to create a stop motion animation. Stop motion animation promotes creativity by encouraging young people to imagine a world in which they can bring everyday objects to life. Young people build technical skills while crafting messages that make a lasting impact.

Educators will find facilitation tips and strategies in this and in other resources from the collection. Learn to help students utilize media tools to communicate their ideas effectively and tell their stories in unique and personal ways.

Throughout the curriculum selected youth media projects are referenced to watch and reflect on. This collection of youth media can be found on the Create with Purpose Vimeo Channel.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Projector/Monitor (to screen media) 
  • External Speakers
  • Digital Video Camera with cable for firewire connection
  • Computer with firewire connection
  • Tripod
  • Flipchart or Butcher Block Paper
  • Markers
  • Post-It Notes
  • Craft materials for background (or set) and objects to use for animation
  • Animation stand or table 
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Ja'Layah Fields

Posted on 10/31/19 6:14:09 PM Permalink

​This is very interesting and helpful, can't wait to try this.

Denby Weller

Posted on 10/24/19 3:08:11 AM Permalink

​This is really interesting, thanks for sharing.

Moinca Little

Posted on 9/18/19 4:38:53 PM Permalink

​This is great.

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 8/31/19 8:27:01 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Jeffrey Charles

Posted on 5/22/19 8:39:05 PM Permalink

​I'm always searching for things can find:

relevant to them, interesting, promotes peer to peer collaboration and helps to build confidence.

Catherine Codd Bower

Posted on 1/22/19 3:43:19 AM Permalink

​Thank you!

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 2:05:42 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Lisa Dorman

Posted on 9/11/17 4:21:36 PM Permalink

​I am so excited about this! I am starting this project. Thank you! I wasn't sure how to begin and create a semester project that was worth the time.


Posted on 3/9/16 10:41:13 AM Permalink

Jeff Moshier

Posted on 2/25/15 5:21:35 PM Permalink

Interesting! I liked the video.

Mark Janke

Posted on 2/2/15 8:52:22 PM Permalink

This is a great little video. How did you keep your students on task and patient with the difficult process of stop motion?

Rob Amonette

Posted on 11/28/14 4:38:06 PM Permalink

I've never tried stop motion animation with my students-will give it a try!

Rob Amonette

Posted on 11/28/14 4:34:45 PM Permalink

I've never tried stop motion animation with my students-will give it a try!

Dhanaraj Keezhara

Posted on 11/25/14 5:55:54 PM Permalink

This video is really interesting. Resources are useful in many different areas, we have already used it successfully.

Alisha Crawford

Posted on 11/12/14 10:40:16 PM Permalink

Never tried stop motion with my youth group so I have try this out first with my neighbors kids, interesting.

Megha Arora

Posted on 11/10/14 12:58:18 PM Permalink

Very useful.

Aya Mizukoshi

Posted on 11/7/14 4:04:34 PM Permalink

Thank you for share this very useful information.

Mary Kennedy

Posted on 10/20/14 5:50:20 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing. Choosing specific solutions to help deal with stress common to everyone was well done. The changing of the smiles made me laugh. Very creative.

Peter Kirschmann

Posted on 8/25/14 7:54:57 PM Permalink

The voice over at the beginning of this video is great, when youth are sharing their issues over each other.

Stephanie Davidson

Posted on 6/28/14 1:12:17 AM Permalink

I can't wait to try this!