Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom

Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
Stop Motion 101: Basics for the Elementary Classroom
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Stop Motion Teacher's Guide, Lesson plans, Resources & Vocabulary for getting started with this technology tool.


You are interested in this resource because...

  1. You’ve heard of Stop Motion, but don’t know where to begin
  2. You want to try some new technology with your students
  3. You’ve done a tiny bit with stop motion, but need more guidance and support

Wherever you are at, thank you for believing in me and letting me be your guide into this fun tool for students! With the steps I’m going to show you, it’s easier than you think and there is a lot of room for students to grow with this tool. 

First, let’s dive into why and how Stop Motion can be beneficial in your classroom.


Why Stop Motion?

  • Brings Stationary objects & topics to life
  • You only need minimal tools
  • Teaches patience & problem solving


You will get to enjoy 100+ digital & printable pages of content:

Teacher’s Guide

    • What is Stop Motion?
    • Quick History
    • Why Use Stop Motion? 
    • Teacher Q & A
    • What software do I Need? 
    • What props do I Need? 
    • Adding in Other Tools
    • Action Shots
    • Student Examples
    • What Makes a Great Stop Motion Video? 
    • Giving Student Feedback
    • Sharing Student Work
    • Common Troubleshooting Ideas
    • Ideas for Using Stop Motion In…
      • Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, & Other Content
  • Lesson Plans
    • 5 Day Getting Started, Stop Motion Storytelling
  • Resources
    • Ways to Digitally Share Student Resources
    • Creating a Seesaw Activity
    • Adding & Editing a Seesaw Activity
    • Seesaw Activity Links
    • Google Activity Links
    • Peer Feedback
    • Stop Motion Vocab Sorts
    • What Makes a Great Stop Motion Video? Anchor Charts
    • Student Device Assignment
    • Plot Storyboards
    • Stop Motion Project Checklist
    • Family Newsletter & Resources
  • 14 Stop Motion Vocabulary Mini Anchor Charts



  • All student slides & worksheets are editable
    • Ready-to-go Seesaw activities already created to edit & add to your activity library (directions included)
    • Google & PowerPoint versions are separated and linked for easy sharing
    • JPEGs included for additional sharing needs

  • Vocabulary cards are made with simple, eye-catching icons & made for ink-saving printing

  • Week-long lesson plan is editable to meet classroom specific needs

  • Access to my growing YouTube playlist with on-going professional development & tips when using Stop Motion


Note: You will need a [free] Gmail account to access the Google Slide versions of this product. Upon purchase, there will be a page in the 'Resources' section with links that will redirect you to the full product to save to your Google Drive account.

PowerPoint and PDF versions are included as well.


When you purchase product from my TeachersPayTeachers Store, Marvelous Ms. M, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to classrooms in need of technology to enhance their students’ learning experience.


Are you in charge of teaching technology professional development? This resource works great with teachers as well!


Teacher Q & A

  • What devices do you suggest to use with this resource?  

I would start with iPads or an iPhone. However, the same app can be purchased for Mac & Windows. I use the Stop Motion Studio {Free & Paid iOS app}, however, this resource can apply to any other stop motion app that you might already have.

  • What if I only have a few devices in my classroom?  

Limited supplies shouldn’t limit what you can do with kids. This can be a great opportunity to create stations in your classroom. I do this ALL the time with my STEM classes. I teach you a few others ways to make this happen successfully in your room?

  • I teach in a Gen Ed classroom, is Stop Motion for me?

Y.E.S., YES!!! Technology & STEM should not be limited to just in the “specials” class. This can honestly be used across all content areas. Make sure to check out my Ways to Integrate Stop Motion In… section to give you ideas that fit into your classroom. 

  • Are there ways to differentiate?  

Definitely. Partnerships help with differentiating A LOT! Often times, my students who struggle with regular classroom instruction thrive with using technology. I would encourage the use of pairs to help with typical problem solving issues as well. Again, using guided tech groups are a great way to meet student learning needs. I find that working with students with technology in smaller settings is highly successful. In the Adding In Other Tools section, I think you will find useful as well to help push those students who need an extra challenge. 

  • What is the youngest that you can start stop motion?

I think that you can go as young as kindergarten, depending on the task. With explicit instructions, the use of guided tech groups, you can definitely use this with all ages. I WOULD NOT suggest whole group with really young students. They can sometimes become lost with multiple steps.

Sounds like too much? Try my Getting Started with Google Tools {Docs, Drive, Slides & Forms} editable bundle for student led scavenger hunts.


⇒ So, what are you waiting for? ⇐

I know that you are just as excited as I am to see that magic happen in YOUR classroom!

Stay marvelous!

-Marvelous Ms. Meredith


Connect with me for more inspiration!

Instagram: @marvelousmsm

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