Hello everyone. I've been told to post my questions here. I'm a novice programmer who needs to write a game program for small children that shows images of animals whose names are only three letters in length(e.g. "cat" "dog"). It has three panels for the letters to be placed and a keyboard of buttons for the child to choose from that places the chosen letter in one of the three panels. It still needs a play button, code that congratulates the child for getting the correct animal and vice versa, and it needs a "Play Again?" button. It supposed to use arrays, loops, and whatever else there is to use as a novice programmer. Here is a link to my code. Pastebin.com
Here is a picture of the output running in it's current state.
I'm using NetBeans if that makes a difference, the problem I'm having with my code is that I still need it to put in letters into the other two panels and recognize whether or not they are the correct letters. As a student I would like an explanation for any changes made, I'm here to help me learn how to write Java code, because my teacher is difficult to understand and doesn't always explain things very well.
All help is appreciated and I thank you all in advance for even looking over my code. Below is a "too long; didn't read" version of my post.
Want to learn how to write code for the given school assignment, many thanks to those who help.