Google Doodle: Teaching Kids How To Code

As nowadays opening Google is part of our daily life, many of us already know ‘Google Doodle’, a special design of Google logo made for special occasions such as seasonal holidays or worldwide celebration days.

Google doodle Burning Man
The first Google Doodle celebrated the Burning Man festival in 1998
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A more recent example of Google Doodle for the 19th birthday of Google

Celebrating 50 years of Kids Coding

To celebrate 50 years of children’s programming language, Google Doodle was designed as an interactive game with six levels, aiming to teach kids the first level of coding.

‘Coding for Carrots’

This game, called ‘Coding for Carrots’ is a first ever coding doodle which allows players to arrange directions to guide the bunny to collect the carrots. Each level will have a new key introduced to be used in order to guide the bunny through six progressive levels.

google-doodle coding for carrots

Directions should be arranged first, and just then the player can click the ‘Play’ button to see the bunny collecting the carrots. And if the player gets it wrong, he can change the directions to make it work, just like how coding works. A medal will be awarded if the player can use the shortest solution for each level.

“The Doodle was developed through the close teamwork of not one or two but three teams: the Google Doodle team, Google Blocky team, and researchers from MIT Scratch,” said Google Doodle team on their blog.

No doubt Google inspired many kids to become web developers by having fun with this Google Doodle. Good job!


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