Recently I've been thinking more about where coding and literature intersect, especially after talking with primary and secondary school students about coding last week.
Part of that thinking led me to wonder if the Mad Libs game my sisters and I played in the car on long car journeys could be applicable to teaching coding basics, such as variables, in this case. Turns out, it can:
No need for a fancy IDE or a framework like a popular video game. Just pure imagination.