Minecraft: Commands and Circuits
After School and Weekend Programs
Untap the power of Minecraft with Redstone! Through playing Minecraft, kids are actively learning about electricity and invention.
Redstone is the equivalent of electricity. It is both an energy source and can be used to transmit information, allowing players to power their world and invent unique contraptions and interactive systems. We will cover the basics of electricity with real world and game applications
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
What will kids learn?
At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, coding and design.
What do kids make?
Kids will be able to create their own Minecraft world. They can add different modifications, skins and more. Make something awesome and make new friends!
MakerKids Experience and Skillset
Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.
Discover the power of Minecraft! Kids will use Redstone, Minecraft’s version of electricity, to create inventions of all sizes the types. Kids can quickly start create objects like clocks, locks, hidden doors, traps, elevators, and more into their world. They then move on from basic logic gates to circuits with more complex components and conditional statements.
We will introduce slime blocks, blocks that other blocks can stick to and move with. Using slime blocks, kids can create flying machines and moving giant doors.
21st Century Skills
Students work in teams to solve problems as well as create innovative objects in Minecraft. At the end of the program, kids will be able to build large, complex contraptions (e.g. digital clocks, tic tac toe games) with understanding of electricity, logic and design.
The MakerKids Difference
Our instructors are highly trained and come from 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.
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
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!
This MakerKids Graduate created her own Minecraft club at school and even leads the class.
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
|4:10-4:50||Minecraft Discovery |
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions 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 project and invention from the lesson
|5:45-5:55||Show and tell |
See the work the kids have created!
- All materials for activities
- Laptops to use
- Experienced instructors
- One-on-one coaching
- Kids may take home their digital projects
- Badge of completion
Minecraft: Commands and Circuits is currently not available
Programs are 10 weeks
Save $25 when you sign up now! Early bird pricing for Minecraft: Run a Minecraft Server, beginning January 23, available.
Why Choose MakerKids?
21st Century Skills
Our kids STEM programs teaches and encourages 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 playing Minecraft?
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 Minecraft fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students. It is recommended that kids have computer skills (e.g. typing).
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 and any software. Kids may bring their own laptops.
What will my kid make?
While working with people in the real world collaboratively playing and building in the game, kids may create mods, Redstone contraptions and run their own server.
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