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The Powerpuff Girls Are Teaching Your Kids (And You?) To Code

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | June 9, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Miscellaneous | June 9, 2016 |

The trio of pint-sized superheroines Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup are engineered to be meaningful role models for girls (and boys). And now Cartoon Network and the makers of The Powerpuff Girls are channeling that power of influence to urge kids to code.

In tonight’s new episode “Viral Spiral,” the rebooted animated series will reveal that blue-sporting Bubbles is an avid coder, who likes to create her own computer programs, animation, and games. Kids at home (or adults, no judgement) can get in on the fun with Scratch Studio, courtesy of MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group.

The vid below breaks down how Scratch works. And bonus: those Powerpuff Yourself avatars we all made a few weeks back, can now be used as the stars of their own cartoon!

H/T Tech Crunch

The Powerpuff Girls’ “Viral Spiral” airs tonight 6:30PM ET/PT.

Kristy Puchko has gone Powerpuff.