Here's a link to Google's explanation of the doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/thanksgiving-2017.
I found a good article describing the "Snow Games" doodles. It also contains a three-minute video at the top, with highlights of many winter Olympic games from the past. If you want to read it, here's the link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/go ... technology.
Note: All 17 doodles can eventually be viewed here: https://www.google.com/doodles/series/s ... d=69382847
>>> If you have trouble viewing the animated cartoons with Internet Explorer, try using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
DAY 1 (February 9th) - Magpie ... Opening Ceremonies
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-1
DAY 2 (February 10th) - Turtle ... Curling
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-2
DAY 3 (February 11th) - Polar Bear ... Downhill Skiing
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-3
DAY 4 (February 12th) - Elephant, Bear, Cat, Armadillo, Flying Squirrel, and Penguin ... Snowboarding
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-4
DAY 5 (February 13th) - Raccoon Dog ... Luge
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-5
DAY 6 (February 14th) - Grebes ... Couples Figure Skating and Valentine's Day
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-s ... ntines-day
DAY 7 (February 15th) - Archerfish ... Biathlon
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-7
DAY 8 (February 16th) - Dog and Other Athletes ... Ski Lift, Fireworks, and Lunar New Year
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-s ... r-new-year
DAY 9 (February 17th) - Cranes ... Ice Hockey
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-9
DAY 10 (February 18th) - Hare, Tortoise, and Referee Mouse ... Cross-Country Skiing
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-10
DAY 11 (February 19th) - Beetle ... Skeleton (similar to luge, but in skeleton, you go head first)
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-11
DAY 12 (February 20th) - Flying Squirrel ... Ski Jumping
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-12
DAY 13 (February 21st) - Millipede ... Speed Skating
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-13
DAY 14 (February 22nd) - Squirrel, Chipmunk ... Hockey
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-14
DAY 15 (February 23rd) - Ducks ... Bobsled
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-15
DAY 16 (February 24th) - Octopus ... Ice Skating
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-16
DAY 17 (February 25th) - Magpie ... Closing Ceremonies
Google's description of doodle: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-snow-games-day-17
The "Celebrating Mister Rogers" video on the Google home page doesn't work on all computers, so if you need an alternate link, here it is:
If you want to see a behind-the-scenes video from the Mister Rogers Doodle Team regarding creation of the Doodle, click here:
And you'll find written background information about Mister Rogers, including links to both of the above videos, here:
According to Google, "This year’s seasonal Doodle series protagonist, Quinn [a stick figure with a head that looks like an acorn], curiously follows the path of a falling leaf, waking up a new friend hidden in the deciduous mound [of leaves on the ground]. Surely as the trees begin to turn, many, like Quinn, will find warmth in the company of friends old and new, and fun in the potential of colorful, crunchy leaf piles!" (Source: https://www.google.com/doodles/fall-equ ... hemisphere)
To watch the video and read more about it, click here: https://www.google.com/doodles/googles-20th-birthday.
An article written by the Doodle team gives some background information about Thanksgiving, then says: "Today’s Doodle aims to capture the spirit of the day and hopes to be a grate reminder that blessings can come in all shapes and sizes—even mouse-sized ones!"
To watch the video and read more about it, click here: https://www.google.com/doodles/thanksgiving-2018.
DAY 1 (December 23rd) - Santa and four reindeer (led by Rudolph with his red nose) are ready to go as soon as the elves, who have formed a line and are passing presents to one another (like a bucket brigade or human chain), have filled up the sleigh.
This is what Google wrote about the Day 1 Doodle:
"With his bags packed and reindeers well fed, Santa departs for his adventure around the world. Keep an eye out for a blinking red nose or visit our Santa Tracker to follow along the way.
(Source for quote and "Santa Tracker": https://www.google.com/doodles/holidays ... here-day-1)
DAY 2 (December 24th) - The sleigh is parked on top of the "Google" letters, surrounded by the reindeer, who are watching Santa as he drops presents down the chimney on one of the houses in the neighborhood.
This is what Google wrote about the Day 2 Doodle:
"Reported sightings of an unidentified flying object near the North Pole can now be confirmed. Radar scopes are picking up a large jolly blip accompanied by eight tiny blips, and a bright red light has been spotted throughout the polar vortex. Children are advised to be nice, not naughty and remain in bed until further notice. Be advised that this UFO may contain candy canes and good tidings for all!
(Source for quote: https://www.google.com/doodles/holidays ... here-day-2)
DAY 3 (December 25th) - After delivering all those presents around the world in record time, everyone is pooped, so they're taking a nap. In this cartoon, Santa and Mrs. Claus are asleep in their rocking chairs in front of the Google letter "l" (which is decorated as a Christmas tree), one reindeer is sound asleep in the sleigh, and another is sleeping on the floor.
This is what Google wrote about the Day 3 Doodle:
"It’s that festive time of year again! Sending along holiday cheer to you & your loved ones during this merry time.
(Source for quote: https://www.google.com/doodles/holidays ... here-day-3)
In the one for New Year's Eve, two purple elephants are getting ready for the celebration. One is blowing up green balloons, and the other is eating popcorn.
This is what Google wrote about their Doodle:
"A mammoth pile of balloons? Check. A ton of party hats? Check. A herd of friends and family ready to countdown? Check. Let the New Year’s Eve festivities commence! At the stroke of midnight, it’s out with the old and in with the new. We’ll sing that song 'Should old acquaintance be forgot,' but there’s no need to worry about our purple friends. Elephants never forget.
"Happy New Year’s Eve!"
(Source for quote: https://www.google.com/doodles/new-years-eve-2018)
In the one for New Year's Day, one of the elephants is jumping up and down on the green balloon and twirling around, and the other is blowing confetti in the form of "2019" out of his (or her) trunk.
About this Doodle, Google wrote:
"Well, it’s time to call out the elephant(s) in the room: it’s out with the old and in with the new! Here’s to a bright year ahead."
(Source for quote: https://www.google.com/doodles/new-years-day-2019)
About this Doodle, Google wrote:
"Over the last decade, we’ve been privileged to receive hundreds of thousands of submissions for our annual Doodle for Google contest—submissions that reflect the dreams, hopes, and talents of students across the country. For our 10th year, we asked students to respond to the theme 'What inspires me…' and received Doodles depicting everything from a love of family and food to a passion for intergalactic roller coasters!
"Today, we’re thrilled to share the work of our 2018 Doodle for Google winner on the US Google homepage: 2nd grader Sarah Gomez-Lane, who drew delightful dinosaurs to highlight her dream of becoming a paleontologist! We fell in love with Sarah’s rendering of her dinos, and were blown away by her big (you might even say 'dino-sized'!) ambitions for her future, especially at her young age.
"For the first time in Doodle for Google’s 10-year history, Sarah got to collaborate with the Doodle team to transform her artwork into an animated, interactive experience. She also received $30,000 toward a college scholarship, and her elementary school in Falls Church, VA will receive $50,000 to spend on technology to help students like Sarah continue to pursue what inspires them.
"Huge thanks to our talented 2018 winners and everyone else who has shared their creativity with us over the last ten years. From all of us at Google: keep dreaming—and keep doodling!"
Note: The above article includes the link to a video so you can "Go behind-the-scenes of today’s 'Dino Doodle' ... and meet our 2018 Doodle for Google national winner, 2nd grader Sarah Gomez-Lane!"
(Source for quote and video: https://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-4 ... -us-winner)