Item Number: SNR-ANIMATE

Technology Integration: Media Arts, Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Animation, Graphics

Program: Animate CC


Animation for Beginners: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Review Questions, Skill Reviews, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: Parent Letter, Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Marking Sheet, Reflection Sheet

Samples: Out of this Word sample, Scene samples, Movie Ideas - Card, Flat Tire, Monkey, Moon, Pump

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Session 1: Out of this World

Practice drawing objects. Use skills to create a simple scene for a space adventure.

Session 2: On an Alien Planet

Use frame by frame animation to create a hovercraft flying over alien terrain.

Session 3: Blast Off into Outer Space

Animate a flying spaceship and spinning star or comet using motion tweens.

Session 4: The Strange Planet

Morph objects with shape tweens to create an unusual moon and talking alien.

Session 5: Coming Home

Animate a dance party with the Bone Tool. Draw a motion path to land a spaceship.

Session 6: Add Sound, Export the Movie

Add sound to make the hovercraft hum, spaceship zoom, and alien talk.

Session 7: Make your own Movie

Create an animated scene, short story, or greeting card using animation skills.

Optional Animation for Beginners Activities

  • Flip and Align Objects: Arrange objects on the stage or to each other.
  • Using Layers: Organize content on the stage using layers.
  • Create a Movie Clip: Animate a spinning star and save it as a movie clip.
  • Working with Scenes: Insert, rename, and delete scenes.
  • Express Yourself: Use a shape tween to morph letters.
  • Export as a Video: Convert an .swf file to an .mp4. Share with friends.
Adobe Animate CC Lessons
Animation for Beginners
Have Fun with Shape and Motion Tweens
Create an Animated Story

Animation for Beginners

Use Adobe Animate CC lesson plans as part of a media arts, web design, visual arts, or animation course. Engage student artists in personal expression. Unleash creativity as students build media production skills.

  • Animate a space adventure
  • Draw using a variety of tools
  • Convert a drawing into a graphic or movie symbol
  • Transform an object by rotating, skewing, or scaling
  • Animate an object to follow a motion path
  • Animate using frame by frame animation
  • Morph one shape into another with a shape tween
  • Move or rotate an object using a motion tween
  • Position objects using onion skin view
  • Add sound to the timeline

Customer Reviews

Students animate a graphic story with Adobe Animate CC lessons. Using illustrated, step by step instructions, they learn how to make objects move using static, frame-by-frame, motion tweens, shape tweens, Bone Tool, classic tweens, and motion paths. TechnoAnimate lesson plans teach animation for beginners.

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This project was really a great way to introduce the program features. I loved how there were specific directions but students were still able to individualize their work.


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      S. Dartez,
       Greenville County Schools,

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