Always wanted to check out MakerKids?
Try one or more Coding, Robotics and Minecraft classes for only $10
If you’re a kid and a maker (or have the maker spirit!), join us in a trial class. We’re offering trial classes during the year. They are a trial of full after school and weekend programs. Our programs run all through the year: Fall, Winter and Spring. If you like our trial class, you can enrol in a full program or for the entire year!
Spring program trial classes are now online! March 27 to April 9. Don’t forget to send to a friends and family if your child would like to take a class with their friends!
After school and weekends
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
LEDs, sensors, and more
What will kids learn?
At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including: robotics, design, engineering, coding, problem solving and leadership.
What do kids make?
Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include video games, apps, alarms and night lights. Learn something awesome and make new friends!
What is MakerKids?
We provide STEM education for kids, and we run programs, camps and parties on topics like Coding, Minecraft, Video Game Programming with Scratch, Robotics Inventions using Arduino. We have worked with schools across Toronto and have consulted on curriculum for Intel!
Our goal is to help kids ages 8-12 move from being consumers to creators. Our programs focus, not just on technical skills, but soft skills as well. We teach collaboration, conflict resolution, confidence and effective communication. Minecraft is a great and fun medium for kids to learn about servers, mods and also communication skills as they work with others. In our robotics programs, we work with Arduinos, which are used by industry professionals and are great for prototyping, like the the Square reader! We can’t forget the power of coding. Code is everywhere, from phone apps to real world objects. Kids learn advanced computer skills, logic, and inventiveness.
It is important to teach kids these topics early on as they build their interests and can give them a strong head start, so that they may change the world and lead fulfilling careers.
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.
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 learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
Instructors will guide students through key 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
- Trial assessment
2 hours, after school and on weekends, $10/class
Next sessions: March 27-April 9, 2017
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.
All MakerKids STEM Programs
(Starts at $16.25/hour)