Coding for Kids

Kids learn to code video games and beyond.

Our coding classes for kids are best suited for grades 3-5 & 6-8

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Coding Programs

Coding is an important language to learn. With the demand for STEM workers continuing to increase, learning coding from an early age is a sure way to gain an advantage in today’s competitive career world. Kids code games, websites and more. They learn how computers work, exercise creativity by coming up with ideas for how their project will look and feel, and build resilience and perseverance when trouble-shooting their code.

Skills Learned: Resilience, Confidence, Internet Safety, Logic, Game Design, Beta-Testing

Kids can start at a level at any time. They will advance to the next level once they have finished all the activities at their current level.

Beginner Coding

Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

No coding experience required

Intermediate Coding

The intermediate level of coding follows a similar system to learning any coding language, but with the benefit of the programs controlling characters on a screen rather than alphanumeric text. Some new capabilities that require a firm grasp of simpler functionality (like lists or clones) also get introduced to unlock even more impressive games.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior coding experience required.

Advanced Coding: Website Design

In our Website Design program, makers are led by a MakerKids Mentor through the basics of making websites.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior coding experience required

Advanced Coding: Python

Do you use Google, YouTube or Dropbox? Did you know they are programmed using Python? Python can be seen almost everywhere. Kids will be equipped with skills they can take anywhere!

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Coding Experience Required

About the Coding for Kids Program

In today’s world, technology is king if you want your child to have a successful future, they need to stay ahead of the curve with real-life, hands-on skills. They’ll learn more about how computers work, while dreaming up unique projects, learning resilience and discipline, and working in an empowering group setting.

In the MakerKids Coding Program for kids, your child will code games, websites and more! In our coding classes children learn how computers work, exercise creativity by coming up with ideas for how their project will look and feel, and build resilience and perseverance when trouble-shooting their very own game.

Character development

Storyboarding

Animation

Beta testing

Coding

Environment and level design

Coding

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.

Skills Learned:

Resilience
Confidence
Internet Safety
Game Design
Beta Testing
Coding Classes Pricing

Weekly 1 Hour Class

$129/month & /student (+HST)
  • Flexibility of month-to-month payments
  • 1-hr team session per week
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

Weekly 2 Hour Class

$199/month & /student (+HST)
  • Flexibility of month-to-month payments
  • 2-hr team session per week
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

Weekly 1-Hour Private Class

$249/month & /student (+HST)
  • Ideal for students who thrive in 1:1 settings, with classes tailored to their needs
  • 1:1 class with a dedicated, recurring instructor
  • Four 60-minute sessions per month

5-Day Camp

$249(+HST)
  • 2 hours x 5 days
  • Secure, virtual classrooms
  • Breaks and games

4-Day Camp

$199(+HST)
  • 2 hours x 4 days
  • Secure, virtual classrooms
  • Breaks and games

PA Days

$49(+HST)
  • 2 hours of fun
  • Secure, virtual classrooms
  • Breaks and games

Virtual Party (2 hours)

$250for up to 5 kids (+HST)
  • Kids create their own invention from start to finish!
  • Learning new skills while having fun
  • Hands-on experience
  • Grades 1-8

Custom Program, Camp or Party

$XXfor custom length
  • Choose between our topics, or inquire about other topics
  • Secure, virtual classrooms
  • Pick time(s) that work for you and your group
  • Quality learning time
Find A Program for Your Child
Private Classes, Camps & Parties

At MakerKids we offer a variety of coding classes and programs for kids, including:

  • Private one-on-one classes
  • 4 and 5 day virtual camps
  • PA days
  • Virtual Birthday Parties
  • and more

If you’d like to learn more about these additional programs, reach out to our team.

Why choose MakerKids to teach your child how to code?

When kids learn to code with our online program they don’t only learn how to code in isolation. Instead, in addition to learning internet safety, game design and beta testing (and having fun while at it), your kid will learn very valuable social skills such as resilience and confidence. Many of our students do incredible things with their newly acquired computer skills.

21st Century Skills

Kids have gone from having emotional or academic difficulties to leading clubs, improving their marks, and taking on more responsibility and ownership at home.

Technical Skills

Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers and engineers. These professional skills will help them become leaders in their future careers.

Social Skills

Your kids will feel like they fit in with this community of like-minded peers and feel a sense of belonging. Kids make friends, learn conflict resolution skills, and collaborate to build amazing projects.

MakerKids Success Stories
Coding Program for Kids FAQ
Coding tells computers what they should do. It is a language that the computer understands. Coding for kids empowers kids to create digital technology, not just consume it. Coding allows kids to program their own video games, website, or app to whatever they want.
Yes! Coding not only teaches kids the valuable skill of actual coding, but it instills other skills. It teaches them about problem-solving and what to do if the code they originally built doesn’t work the first time. They also learn how to collaborate with others who may have some good ideas for them and vice versa. Coding also lets kids use their creativity to the max. You never know what you can create until you try.
Some people say kids can learn to code as young as age 5. Others say age 7 is more appropriate. It really depends on the child. If your child has the attention span at a younger age, you can give it a try. If it just doesn’t work out, you can always wait a year or two.
With MakerKids you can choose for your child to take a class weekly, daily, or through a private class. We also offer camps throughout the year that are also great ways to get kids interested in coding.
For your child to have everything they need to be successful in our Coding classes for kids, we recommend having the following items ready for each class:

  • A laptop or desktop (with 4GB+ RAM)
  • Internet connection
  • Working microphone and speakers
  • Keyboard and a mouse
  • Chrome browser
  • Webcam (optional)
Curriculum & Pricing

Mini Makers

Curriculum Includes
Introduction to Coding, Introduction to Robotics, Electronics
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C$129/Month

Price Per Class C$32
Achievements
Publish your game
Create robotics projects

Beginner Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
Design, Loops, Motion, Fundamentals of Coding, Game Design
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C$129/Month

1 Hour Per Week
Price Per Class C$32
Achievements
Publish your game

Intermediate Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
If...Then, Variables, Motion Types, Sounds, Game Design
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C$129/Month

1 Hour Per Week
Price Per Class C$32
Achievements
Publish your game

Advanced Coding: Website Design

Curriculum Includes
Styling, HTML, CSS, JS
View Detailed Curriculum

C$199/Month

2 Hours Per Week
Price Per Class Hour C$25
Achievements
Publish a website

Advanced Coding: Python

Curriculum Includes
Conditionals, Turtle Coding, Delays, Functions, Datatypes
View Detailed Curriculum

C$199/Month

2 Hours Per Week
Price Per Class Hour C$25
Achievements
Publish a web app

Beginner Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
Design, Loops, Motion, Fundamentals of Coding, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$129/Month

1 Hour Per Week
Price Per Class C$32
Achievements
Publish your game

Intermediate Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
If...Then, Variables, Motion Types, Sounds, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$129/Month

1 Hour Per Week
Price Per Class C$32
Achievements
Publish your game

Advanced Coding: Website Design

Curriculum Includes
Styling, HTML, CSS, JS
View Detailed Curriculum

C$199/Month

2 Hours Per Week
Price Per Class Hour C$25
Achievements
Publish a website

Advanced Coding: Python

Curriculum Includes
Conditionals, Turtle Coding, Delays, Functions, Datatypes
View Detailed Curriculum

C$199/Month

2 Hours Per Week
Price Per Class Hour C$25
Achievements
Publish a web app

Mini Makers

Curriculum Includes
Introduction to Coding, Introduction to Robotics, Electronics
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish your game
Create robotics projects

Beginner Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
Design, Loops, Motion, Fundamentals of Coding, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish your game

Intermediate Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
If...Then, Variables, Motion Types, Sounds, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish your game

Advanced Coding: Website Design

Curriculum Includes
Styling, HTML, CSS, JS
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class Hour C$62
Achievements
Publish a website

Advanced Coding: Python

Curriculum Includes
Conditionals, Turtle Coding, Delays, Functions, Datatypes
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class Hour C$62
Achievements
Publish a website

Beginner Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
Design, Loops, Motion, Fundamentals of Coding, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish your game

Intermediate Coding: Game Design

Curriculum Includes
If...Then, Variables, Motion Types, Sounds, Game Design
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish your game

Advanced Coding: Website Design

Curriculum Includes
Styling, HTML, CSS, JS
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish a website

Advanced Coding: Python

Curriculum Includes
Conditionals, Turtle Coding, Delays, Functions, Datatypes
View Detailed Curriculum

C$249/Month

Price Per Class C$62
Achievements
Publish a web app