Designed and created by industry professionals and makers (NASA’s Singularity University graduate, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers from Queen’s University).
MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. Thousands of kids have taken our STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. Our Camps, After-School & Weekend Programs and Birthday Parties empower children to be creators, not just consumers. Space in our programs is limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

After School Programs

Interested in After School Kids’ STEM Programs? We lead programs in coding and other STEM topics like Robotics and Minecraft. We run 10-week programs that are 2 hours a week once a week (e.g. every Monday), after school. Your child will learn technical skills and soft skills, like communication collaboration and conflict resolution.
Space in our STEM programs is limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Program Details

Program Info

Ages 8-12
2 hours/week
10 weeks
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome

Hardware + Software

May include:
Arduino
Ardublock
Minecraft
Scratch

What will kids learn?

At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including: design, engineering, coding, problem solving and leadership.

What do kids make?

Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include light shows, Minecraft contraptions, video games and night lights. Learn something awesome and make new friends!

MakerKids Experience and Skillset

Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

Project-Based Learning

Learn how to talk tech! Technology is all around us and, in our programs, kids learn how to create, design and invent. Through a hands-on experience, kids will master in Robotics, Coding or Minecraft.

Kids will bring their ideas to life with the help of the MakerKids team and knowledgebase.

21st Century Skills

Students work in teams to solve problems as well as create their own designs and inventions. Combining on- and off-screen work, our programs will advance skills in communication, leadership, design and critical thinking.

Kids After School Programs

The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

Our instructors are highly trained and come for various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jenn Turliuk, attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University.

Leading Edge Technology

We use leading edge technology used by industry professionals. We use Arduinos, which was used to prototype the Square Reader, in our robotics programs. Kids will work with real coding languages, wires, LEDs and more to create their robotic inventions.

Space to Experiment

Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained and have police checks. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are capable of working with kids with different learning abilities. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.

STEM programs for Kids After School

My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.

Tammy

Parent

I love that the kids take the lead on their projects and learn how to achieve their goals Absolutely the kind of things my kids are interested in exploring in a guided setting!

Parent

This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!

STEM Programs for Kids Toronto

Sample Class

4:00-4:10
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
4:10-4:50 Robotics Discovery
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
4:50-5:00 Break
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
5:00-5:40 Let’s get Making!
Kids will experiment and create their own project and invention from the lesson
5:40-5:45 Clean up
5:45-5:55 Show and tell
See the work the kids have created!

Tuition Includes

  • All materials for activities
  • Laptops to use
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one couching
  • Kids may take home their digital projects
  • Badge of completion

Classes are 2 hours and run once a week for 10 weeks ($16.25/hour!). Our after-school (Monday-Thursday) classes run from 4-6pm and our evening programs run from 6-8pm. Our weekend classes are 10am-12pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm.

All our programs take place at our Toronto MakerSpace at 2451 Bloor St. West, in Bloor West Village (across from Jane subway station). Ages 8-12.

All MakerKids STEM Programs
Winter Term beings January 23!

Fall Term:
Make it Light Up

Winter Term:
Make Sound

Spring Term:
Make it Move

Fall Term:
Code a Video Game

Winter Term:
Code an App

After School Programs for Kids Toronto

Save $25 when you sign up now! (select programs) 

Why Choose MakerKids?

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

21st Century Skills

Our kids STEM programs teach and encourage a wide variety of skills. Soft skills: A) confidence, B) social skills, and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Advanced Curriculum

We’ve developed curriculum for Intel and trained staff from the Toronto Public Library and various school boards. Programs are designed and created by industry professionals and makers.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Real Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Experience

MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We run programs at schools throughout the GTA, such as Toronto French School, Kingsway College, and more.

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FAQs

Does my child need experience coding or any of the programs?

Our classes are open to new and experienced kids of all backgrounds. With our small ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 kids, our instructors will be able to work with each child’s individual needs. We go over fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students.

Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?

We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which may include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more. Kids may bring their own laptops.

What will my kid make?

Kids will create different inventions. Kids are in charge of their own projects, from start to finish, and can design their own creations. Some past robotics projections include: cat alarms, voice records and sound machines that can play a multitude of notes! There are no physical take-aways in the program, as materials are reused and re-purposed for future students. Kids will leave with a comprehensive understanding of robotics, design, electronics and coding skills.

Location:
2451 Bloor St. West (Bloor and Jane)