After we finished Groot, we used the Lego Movie Maker app to create a stop-motion animation movie featuring our very own dancing Groots! I will admit, the app can be a little buggy, namely in the music department. Some of the kids would add their music, save, and the music would magically be gone forever. We tried. The kids got the gist of it, anyway, and they now understand just how hard stop-motion animation is. Most stop-motion movies have 700 pictures per 1-2 minutes of movie. Our Groot videos are 7-10 seconds long, and the kids were taking 20+ pictures.
This was my example for the kids (and it demonstrates my point about the music-I added it, but it magically disappeared. I uninstalled, re-installed, and still no functioning music). A big shout out goes to my husband for taking all the pics while I did all the posing.
I also had a geektastic moment on this project while trying to figure out how to better share our videos with the school-I added a QR code to my display case sign. Just scan and view-problem solved!