All sorts of things are making a comeback right now while we’re stuck at home. Old hobbies, sewing, baking — you name it. Now, some of the most popular Google Doodles are making a comeback too.
The search giant has long used its homepage to share fun facts (like “on this day” history lessons) as well as mini games. For the next two weeks, Google plans to feature some of its most popular interactive Google Doodles. These fun (and sometimes educational) games are perfect boredom busters for parents and kids alike.
Which Google Doodles Will They Feature?
Google kicked off the throwback series on April 27 with the perfect mini game to teach kids the basics of coding. “Coding for Carrots” was originally launched in 2017 during Computer Science Education Week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of kids coding using Logo. Logo was the first-ever coding language specifically designed for kids to use. The game is super kid-friendly too.
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Totally loved today's throwback Google Doodle! ? Do try it out if you haven't. Called "coding for carrots" , the game is based on kid-oriented programming language which requires building simple yet optimized level of commands to guide the rabbit to collect carrots on each level( 6 such levels). #googledoodle #couldntoptimizethelastone
The goal of “Coding for Carrots” is to guide a rabbit across a series of blocks, collecting carrots along the way. Users guide them by creating simple command combinations. It’s simple, but fun, and a great way of introducing kids to coding. If your kids enjoy it, check out Scratch, which is another programming language designed with kids in mind.
As for the rest of the featured Google Doodles? Only time will tell!
Based on their website, they’ll be rolling out one a day for 10 days total, perhaps in part because some of the mini games can be played in multiplayer mode.
How To Access the Featured Google Doodle
Every featured Google Doodle will appear on Google’s home page. Simply click on the “logo” above the search bar, learn about the featured game, and start playing.
Some of the games we’re hoping to see featured include the Google Doodle Cricket game, which originally launched to celebrate the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. (Just be forewarned, it can be highly addictive… in other words, it’ll help you pass the time!) Other popular favorites that have a chance of being featured include Pac-Man, Rubik’s Cube, Pony Express, and the bingo-like Loteria game. But if your favorite past Google Doodle game isn’t featured? Have no fear. You and your kids can still access them through the Google Doodle archives.
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See what all the buzz is about in today’s interactive Earth Day Doodle, made in collaboration with The Honeybee Conservancy based in New York! Guide your bee to pollinate flowers while learning fun facts about bees and our planet that they help to sustain.Special thanks to The Honeybee Conservancy for their close partnership on this project. Below, Founder and Executive Director Guillermo Fernandez shares his personal thoughts behind the Doodle and what you can do to help save bees while social distancing: I immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba at the age of one. The neighborhood I grew up in was a crowded, urban area where one-third of the multi-ethnic community lived in poverty. Finding fresh fruit or vegetables to eat was next to impossible: the nearest supermarket mostly stocked processed foods, and our local restaurants were all fast food chains. There wasn’t a tree or garden in sight; the only park was full of concrete. We lived in a food desert, and it took a toll on the community. Rampant health issues like obesity, diabetes, and asthma were largely the result of poor nutrition and a degraded environment. We had a distressingly low level of “food literacy” — knowing where food comes from and how to eat a balanced diet. The underfunded education system and limited green spaces amplified the problem: there were no pathways to learn. My situation wasn’t unique — in the U.S. alone, 13.5 million people live in food deserts, and 30 million suffer from food insecurity. So, I started The Honeybee Conservancy in 2009 for two key reasons: First, I wanted to help save the bees, who pollinate 1 in 3 bites of food we eat and are vital to healthy ecology. There are 20,000 species of bees around the world who do this essential work. In North America, currently 1 in 4 of the 4,000 native bee species are at risk of extinction. On a larger scale, the world’s survival depends on theirs. #google #googleplay #doodle #doodlesofinstagram #doodles #doodleart #googledoodle #earth #day #earthday #earthday? #earthday2020 #22april #gogreen #green #greeneyes #honey #honeybee #honeybees #world #instagram #instagramers #googledoodle? #nature #game #gamer
Which Google Doodle are you hoping to see and play?
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