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Coding Birthday Parties
Looking for a birthday party that’s both fun and educational? Why not host your party at one of the only MakerSpaces for kids in the world?
Video games can open up a whole new world of imagination and creativity. Creating your own video game pushes kids to explore different possibilities and scenarios. Learning to code through game creation is a fun and immediately rewarding way to begin solving problems and thinking like a coder.
After school and weekends
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
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. Kids will create their own video game, from adventures, sports, to space and more
MakerKids Experience and Skillset
Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.
Fun and Educational!
Learn how to talk tech! Technology is all around us and, in our parties, kids have fun learning new skills. Through a hands-on experience, kids will create their own invention from start to finish in our parties.
Using Scratch, kids will learn how to code and develop their own video game. Scratch is a popular introductory programming language made by MIT that uses building blocks of code that fit together to create a program, with no complicated spelling or grammar to worry about. Kids will be able to playeach others’ games too!
21st Century Skills
Kids work in teams to solve problems as well as create their own designs and inventions. Combining on- and off-screen work, our parties will immerse kids in creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking.
The MakerKids Difference
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.
MakerKids was perfect for my son ‘s birthday party. He and his friends love to build stuff so the hands on activities kept them engaged the whole time. The staff member who helped was fantastic and it was a breeze to arrange. I’d highly recommend MakerKids and their birthday party packagesAlison
Thank you for existing so my son could have his best birthday party ever. The instructor, Graham, was awesome! So friendly and knowledgeable and patient. A great time was had by all!
This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!
Sample Birthday Party
|Parties are 2 hours|
|4:00-4:10||Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers|
Instructors will guide students through key codint fundamentals while kids try it themselves and collaborate
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 video game from the lesson
|5:40-6:00||Cake and Gifts|
- Two hours of fun!
- All materials for activities
- Laptops to use
- Experienced instructors
- One-on-one coaching
- Kids may take home their digital projects
- Access to a kitchenette
- Private room
We can hold a party for up to 30 kids, ages 8 to 12. Our facility is equipped with a kitchen and all the tools you need to become a maker. Food and cutlery is not included. You may come early to decorate.
Please read our birthday party guide for more information.
10 Kid Party
$325 – 2 hours
20 Kid Party
$650 – 2 hours
30 Kid Party
$975 – 2 horus
Birthday party times (parties are 2 hours):
Monday to Friday start times:
4:15 and 6:30pm*
*On weekdays, we can accommodate 10 kid parties with the exception of Fridays. On Fridays, we can host up to 30 kids)
Saturday to Sunday start times:
10:15am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm**
**Only parties starting at 5:15pm and 7:30pm can host over 10 kids.
Why Choose MakerKids?
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.
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.
MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.
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.
Does my child need experience coding?
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 coding fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students.
Can younger or older siblings join?
Yes, younger and older silblings are welcome to join. Parents are all welcome to stay as well.
What will my kid make?
Kids will create robotic inventions using sound. 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 and electronics and the actual code used to program the Arduinos.
Check out our other birthday parties!
In our Robotics party, kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code.They can create their own robot with LEDs and sound.
Minecraft birthday parties at Makerkids have something for everyone. Hop into a block based virtual world with your friends and work together to build cities, space stations or castles. Design secret redstone laboratories. Collaborate in the fight against zombies, skeletons, and enderdragons. Advanced multiplayer Minecraft paries are also available.