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First coding Google Doodle is a fun game that celebrates kids coding

Today’s Google Doodle is the first ever “coding doodle” and it is nothing short of adorable.

In celebration of 50 years of kids coding languages, the doodle teaches the foundations of programming with a fun game involving a pastel rabbit who says “doing” (like boing) and desperately wants some carrots.

The doodle is based on the Scratch programming language for kids, and allows children — and unfamiliar adults — to program the rabbit across six levels, lapping up carrots. It teaches reasoning, logic, and more specific coding concepts like loops. You can find the game here.

“My hope is that people will find this first experience appealing and engaging, and they’ll be encouraged to go further,” Scratch’s director of communications, Champika Fernando, said in the doodle’s write-up.

The game, at the very least, has entertained some developers on Twitter.

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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