Children will look at popular avatars from different video games, including Super Mario, Bowser, Link, and Donkey Kong. They will look at how their design has changed over time, and will compare how characters are similar and different.
Children will then design their own video game characters; a hero and an enemy.
In the past I have used this alongside a unit on designing a video game on Scratch, where the children can include their avatar in their game. To do this, we took photos of the drawn characters and then edited them online before uploading them to the program.
A link to digital resources for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw is available with download.