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Hey everyone, I'm Olga.

I'm a proud Latina Googler, and I work in our computer science education department.

In this activity, drum roll please.

Dun dun dun dun.

You're going to make your own Google logo.

Happy Valentine's Day!

(speaking in a foreign language)

Happy Valentine's Day! (laughs)

Google often creates special logos called Google Doodles to celebrate important things like events, people, places, and holidays like Valentine's Day.

Today, you get to make your own special Google logo.

For Valentine's Day, you get to be the artist and coder to make a Google logo that celebrates what you care about.

You can show your appreciation for a favorite sport, (upbeat music)

a friend, a teacher, food, or a pet.

The best part is that it's all up to you.

As you code, you will use computer science concepts that are used every day, like events, sequencing, and loops.

You'll make your logo using the Scratch website.

After watching this video, open the starter project linked on this page.

This will open Scratch in a new tab.

Scratch uses code blocks to give characters, called sprites, instructions like when a key is pressed, change colors.

This project has six sprites you can program.

Each sprite has multiple costumes you can choose from.

After opening your project, return to this tab for videos on how to make your project more awesome, like how to make a letter change color, spin, or disappear.

It's all up to you, and watch as many videos as you'd like.

And here's a helpful trick.

While you work, pause the video to complete a step in your project or better yet, rearrange your windows to show Scratch and a video at the same time.

Now it's your turn.

Select and open a starter project.

Return to this tab and select a video below.

Watch the video and complete the steps in your project.

Then, watch more videos to customize your Valentine's Day project.

Time to get coding!

Choose an Add-On

Switch Costume

Change the style of a letter each time it's clicked.

Say Something

Tell a story with talking letters.

Add Backdrop

Add an image behind the logo.

Change Color

Create an interactive logo by changing letter colors when a key is pressed.

Edit, Draw or Add Letters

Edit, draw, or add an image to change how a letter looks.

Chase

Turn your logo into a game where a letter chases the mouse pointer.

Change Scene

Add a button that changes the scene behind your logo.

Spin

Make a letter spin.

Jumble Letters

Make your letters randomly move across the screen.

Disappearing Sprites

Play a sound as a letter disappears.

Dance Whirl

Make your letters whirl to music.

Bouncing Sprites

Animate your letters to make them bounce.

Instructions
  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your Valentine's Day logo.
Attributions
  • "Google Doodle Team Q&A - Your Questions Answered!" by Nat & Friends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglWB66vn7g) -- Licensed by Standard Youtube License (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms)