We have been busy using a free to download animation tool called Pivot Animator. You can see some examples we made below. It uses a very basic stick-man but you can add backgrounds, more people or even design your own characters. If you look below - you can see and example someone made of a dinosaur. (Since it is a .gif you can also save the mini-videos for others to see your animations even if they don't have the same software.)
We are also experimenting with ZU3D and real objects using video cameras.
We will then move on to use the 'Scratch' coding program.