NOTE: These games need Flash player [also some of the items and sounds the children used are a little random].
Year 1 have been working with Purple Mash to create a 2D Catching game. They created their games using the 2Do It Yourself app by working collaboratively in pairs.
- They used the tools and navigated the range of menus
- Created their background
- Used clipart for sprites, rewards and penalties
- Added sound to their rewards and penalties
- Changed the point values
The children completed all of these tasks over two sessions, which amounts to roughly one hour at the keyboard, so they have achieved so much in such a short time. The children learnt some valuable digital literacy skills, saving and retrieving their work and using the enter, backspace and shift keys to edit their text. Unfortunately we did lose some of their progress where children became confused between opening and saving, but its all part of the children's learning in these early stages of computing.
We have provided links to the playable games on the right. The games work best using the arrow keys to move the character to the left or right to catch (or avoid) the objects. Unfortunately, Purple Mash still have a small amount of Flash content, of which 2DIY is one, so you may need to play this on a flash enabled browser or app, such as Puffin or Photon if using Chrome or Apple software.
We hope you have lots of fun playing them, but be careful, the children set some traps with the catching items and you may lose points if you catch the wrong thing.