Code to Express Feelings and Tell Our Stories

Using code to create games and interactive media can be a beautiful form of self-expression. Here below is an example of a way that I used the free Scratch child-level coding software to create a storyboard and simple animation to express the feeling of losing my father to death at a young age. I share this process to encourage children (and adults) to explore coding as a creative tool to express our feelings and tell our stories.

This storyboard shows a young princess losing her father, then searching to fill the void, then embarking on a journey to healing:

Here are screenshots of a simple animation of a princess who’s father becomes an angel.