Thaumatropes – 2nd through 5th Grades

the start of animation in the 1820’s!

Kids were coming in and out from quarantine here at school, so I came up with some short one day projects since they were here today and gone the next.  The thaumatrope is a wonderfully fun way to talk to about where animation got its start. Check out their characters in motion! Here is more information on its history.


Videos feature kids’ art such as “pig on a skateboard” and “horse.”