Minecraft for Kids Programs Toronto
Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

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

Program Details

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Program Info

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

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Hardware + Software

Minecraft
PC
Java

 

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

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.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

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.

Project-Based Learning

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.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto
Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

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

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 created her own Minecraft club at school and even leads the class.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Sample Class

4:00-4:10
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
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 coaching
  • Kids may take home their digital projects
  • Badge of completion

Minecraft: Commands and Circuits is currently not available

Programs are 10 weeks

Ages 8-12

Save $25 when you sign up now! Early bird pricing for Minecraft: Run a Minecraft Server, beginning January 23, available.

Why Choose MakerKids?

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

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.

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.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

FAQs

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.

Love Minecraft? Check out our other Minecraft programs!

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Minecraft: Run a Minecraft Server

In this program, students will be introduced to Java, networking, databases, and command line tools to build and manage their own Minecraft server.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Minecraft: Block and Item Design

Learn to recode parts of Minecraft itself to truly realize your own creative vision. Create new dimensions, items and creatures.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

4-Day Innovation Camp

Students are immersed in a world of creativity, innovation and real world skills. In our Innovation Camps, kids are introduced to all our three core STEM topics: Robotics, Coding and Minecraft.

All MakerKids STEM Programs

(Starts at $16.25/hour)

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

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