All the town villagers are gathering around the lake. A mysterious mist is traveling over the water. A burning curiosity leads our explorer to the same event.

When he arrives, four water demons are rising slowly from the corners of the lake. What happens next is a spectacle of fire, colour and water. A ballet of water drops dancing in the sky and on the surface.

Small sprinkles hit his face and before he knows it, he wakes up in a bath of sweat. Little pearls on his forehead. Was this all a dream?

Let’s find out…

Line Draw animation turns Keynote into a whole different tool.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Keynote and start from a blank new template.

Delete any of the remaining text boxes.

Add a background that fits your water spectacle. To do this, tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner. In the media section you can either use the Camera for a live picture or the Photo or Video option to access your Photo Library.

Next up is the show itself. Tap on your screen with your Apple pencil and start drawings some colourful fountains.

For the last bit, we will bring this show to life. Tap on your water splashes and select Animate.

Choose Line Draw from the options and play with the timing.

Repeat this step for the remaining drawings.

TIP: Have a look at the order to make sure everything is in sync or not.

Press play to test your show.

Going Further.

Come, gather your friends and watch the park show after closing time.

You can take this activity even further by composing music in GarageBand to go with the animations.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground at FETC and TCEA.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Code

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!