Ultimate animated video kit for back to school

Posted by Naomi Linford on July 15, 2022
Naomi Linford

Whether you're an educator or student, we know how important prepping for the start of the new school year is. It's your chance to get ahead on lesson planning to minimize last minute stress, and for students it's an opportunity to refocus and maybe even tackle that reading list... 👀

To help you get ahead, we created five animated video templates in VideoScribe for your desktop, covering everything from Math and Science to Art and History. Plus, there's a heap of educational images to tell your own stories! Think of this as your complete back to school animation kit. Whether you're an experienced VideoScriber or new to animation, our templates help you make impressive animations quickly and easily.

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Science Lesson Video Template

We're kicking back to school off with a bang! This bright, bold and fun template will ensure all eyes are on your lesson. We know different students have different learning styles and animation helps you appeal to each with captivating visuals, clear audio (either record a voice-over or talk over your video in class) and moving elements to stimulate kinaesthetic learners. 

As we said, this template is ready made and waiting for you in VideoScribe. All you have to do is open it and double click on the text and images to customize. In 10 minutes, you could have a complete video lesson that's ready to share in class, as a revision tool or with parents to support home learning. 

Don't forget, all elements are color changing so you can also switch up the colors to suit your topic, school branding or your personal preference! 🎨

Math Lesson Video Template

Now let's talk Math - it's a subject that's not always that easy to visualize which is why our template is packed with color, shapes and images to engage the eyes as well as the ears. 

Whether you're teaching Trig or basic addition, this template will help you break the content down into it's key parts while helping students absorb the information faster. After all, research shows we take in images 60,000x faster than text so let those graphics do some of the heavy lifting!

English Lesson Video Template

Our English lesson template is set as if it's being written out in a notebook. With bright clouds to share ideas, concepts and examples it's hard to miss! We've also included space to focus on any texts you're teaching - simply switch out the name and author or take it one step further and add in full sections of the text to walk through together. 

Need more scenes? No problem, extending this template is as easy as copying and pasting the background lined paper image and then adding your new text and images. 

Art Lesson Video Template

Since we're talking about beautiful, thought provoking and creative topics, it's only right our art class template is easy on the eye. Which is why this template is created with fun pastel colors, quirky shapes and doodles, giving the impression you're almost watching an artist sketching.

As the style of this template is simple and paired back, it's super easy to adapt it to almost any element of art theory. Whether it's different artistic movements, the color wheel or the basics of still life drawing. Have fun with this animation and let your own creativity shine through to inspire your students. 

History Lesson Video Template


Last up is our History class template. For this, we couldn't resist using our fun little characters! How perfect are they!? In this case we're focusing on the Romans but we have characters and buildings covering lots of different historical periods including WW1 & WW2, Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, Ancient Greece, the US Civil War and lots more!

Just search for 'History' or specific key words like 'Egyptian' in the image library to find suitable graphics. Or double click on characters to change them. 

Awesome images of people in education

Now that's our pre-made templates covered. But what if you want to create your own custom video? For that we have a whole heap of education themed SVGs showing teachers, students, classrooms, books, pens and more. You can get a peek at them in our quick animation 👇

All of these images are in our 'Education' folder in the VideoScribe library. Or you can use the search bar to look for specific graphics like 'student' or 'whiteboard'. Plus, as we say a lot, don't forget that you can change the color and drawing style of these images so you have extra room to get creative and make videos that are truly yours. 

There we have it - your complete back to school animation kit! Which template is your favorite? Or maybe you have a request for a template covering another topic. Comment and let us know your thoughts 👇

To use all of the templates and images in today's blog, log into VideoScribe or start a free 7-day trial. Happy animating! 🎉 


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