Make-Your-Own Stop Motion Video

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Physical - Large motor skills, fine motor skills, locomotor skills, hand eye coordination, hand hand coordination
  • Intellectual - Creativity, Story writing skills, memory, logical thinking,language development
  • Emotional - Increased social emotional competence, appreciation for visual arts, resilience and perservance
  • Social - Sharing with others, perspective taking, being able to relate to others, speak positively to others, display kindness and empathy to others

Make your own stop motion video! Design a storyline and snap away.
Stop motion is a very simple animation technique where the object or actor are moved in small increments to depicts its movements. Add your own audio and music whenever necessary!

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Skill Level
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins

What You Will Need

  • Video camera (e.g. phone)
  • Story-line
  • Props necessary based on your story-line

Step 1


Gather the materials

Step 2


Write the story (parent may help to refine the storyline)

Step 3


Place your camera on a stable base

Step 4


Position the props and take photographs (1 photo per sec). Adult may use iMovie, Movie Maker or any video-editing software to create the Stop Motion Animation.

Ask the Kids

How would you produce a better stop motion in future?

Did you know?

The Lego Movie is produced with Stop Motion! Imagine the amount of photos needed! Have fun and be creative!

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below