At the 2010 Dublin Literacy Conference, I was asked to run a family session for parents and students. I figured that stopmotion movies would be interesting, and about 150 parents and young people quickly signed up. The room was packed with people. I handed out WikiStix to as many kids as I could, had them make characters and then I spent the next hour working with them on making a stopmotion movie on the screen. The concept was simple: create a parade of unusual characters. I think we must have ended up with about 25 to 30 students involved in making this video, which one student called a "conga line," and that is so much cooler than a parade.
Here's what we came up with: