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MakerKids’ Idea Incubator2021-07-16T15:03:48+00:00

Idea Incubator program for Kids (coding, robotics, Minecraft)

Get exposure to all 3 of our award-winning topics

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

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About the Idea Incubator Program

In our Idea Incubator program, kids learn how to develop projects in coding, robotics, and Minecraft. The fun part about this program is that the classes rotate between these three topics. Instructors use a multidisciplinary approach to draw connections between topics and everyday life. This program is designed for kids in grades 3-8. Children in grades 3-5 are grouped together and children in grades 6-8 are grouped together.

During the coding program, kids will learn how computers work. They’ll get to code games, websites, and more! They also get to be creative by coming up with ideas of how their project will look and work. During it all resilience and perseverance are instilled.

During robotics, kids design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using a virtual robotics controller. These are the same that industry professionals use. Kids bring ideas to life while learning how things work around them.

In Minecraft classes, we leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a way to introduce them to other STEM topics like robotics and coding. This is also a great way to teach communication skills.

All of the children who participate can give and receive feedback about projects as they work to improve their projects and help their peers.

Key activities in our Idea Incubator program for kids:

Robotics

Coding

Minecraft

Team Work

Resilience

Idea Incubator

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

The Idea Incubator program at MakerKids allows kids to learn about and develop projects in Coding, Robotics, and Minecraft! Classes rotate between these three topics, using a multidisciplinary approach to draw connections between topics in class and the world around us.

Skills Learned:

Teamwork
Confidence
Math
Electronics
Reading
Writing
Design
Planning
Social Skills

Why choose MakerKids?

At MakerKids, our curriculum is second to none. It is built by engineers, entrepreneurs, and graduates of the Singularity University program at NASA. We have been named “Best Kids Workshops” and have a curriculum that will redefine your child’s relationship with technology.

Our instructors are among the best. We use a 7-step vetting process. This includes background checks, multiple reference checks, and extensive technology training.

21st Century Skills

Our classes teach kids about teamwork and help to build the confidence they will need to become our future technology leaders.

Technical Skills

Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers, and engineers. They will teach them valuable skills they will build on their entire lives.

Social Skills

Kids learn to make friends and interact with their peers. They also learn how to give and receive feedback.

MakerKids Success Stories

12 year old Serena joined the MakerKids after-school coding classes for kids and four weeks later, used wearable technology to program a hat that lights up, and published a tutorial about it in OWL Kids magazine!

Serena (12) , Published in a Magazine

After taking a MakerKids Robotics class, 10 year old Alex started his own business repairing neighbours’ audio equipment. He also makes and sells audio speakers to his neighbors. This surely didn’t go unnoticed, and Alex’s success was covered on national television. Imagine what Alex’s career possibilities could be.

Alex (10), Started a Business

12 year old Leif, who says “coming to MakerKids is like Christmas every day!” built an underwater robot and was featured on Breakfast TV and published in OWL Kids magazine

Leif (12) , Built an underwater robot

After taking a MakerKids Robotics program for kids, Artash built an autonomous rover that can transmit data wirelessly to the NASA Space Apps competition – and won the NASA nominations People’s Choice Awards. Imagine the impact Artash can have on the world and his future career prospects.

Artash, Built an autonomous rover and won a NASA prize

After taking the robotics program at MakerKids, Sienna built a “Bob the Blob” robot and presented her project ast the TIFF Digiplayspace exhibition which was featured on national TV. Imagine what she can do when she grows up!

Sienna , Presented at the TIFF Digiplayspace exhibition

After starting classes with MakerKids, Goran started teaching kids at his school about electronics! Goran loves airplanes so he designed an entire airport on Minecraft and is now in the process of building a robotic airplane.

Goran, Taught his classmates electronics

After starting classes with MakerKids, 11 year old Max started teaching kids at his school about coding. Max taught a Scratch coding class to a class of over 60 kids. When he grows up, Max wants to be an engineer, a doctor or an orthodontist. Time will tell what great accomplishments Max will have when he grows up.

Max (11), Taught Coding to a class of 60

Idea Incubator Classes Pricing

All classes are VIRTUAL (learn from home) and taught by live instructors.
Select the location nearest to you to ensure you are enrolled with a MakerKids community near you.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

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

Private

$75/session & /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
  • 60-minute session

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

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

$179/month & /student (+HST)
  • Flexibility of month-to-month payments
  • 2-hr team session per week
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

Private

$XX/session & /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
  • 60-minute session

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

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

Grades 1-2

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

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

$179/month & /student (+HST)
  • Flexibility of month-to-month payments
  • 2-hr team session per week
  • 5:1 student to instructor ratio

Private

$XX/session & /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
  • 60-minute session

Virtual Party (2 hours)

$250for up to 10 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

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

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

Private

$75/session & /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
  • 60-minute session

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

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

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

Private

$75/session & /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
  • 60-minute session

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

Private Classes & Virtual Camps

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.

Idea Incubator Program for Kids FAQ

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.
As a rule of thumb, our certified MakerKids instructors recommend booking your first free trial class to let your child experience the class and discover some of the basics before enrolling full time. When you request to book a free trial for your child, we set up a quick time at your convenience for our team to chat with you and answer all of your questions and concerns.
Yes! We offer weekly private classes where your child can learn one on one with our qualified instructor.
Our Idea Incubator classes are designed to help kids learn about coding, robotics, and Minecraft. The classes rotate between these topics so that kids get a taste of everything around them.
Yes! Idea Incubator is a great idea for kids. It teaches them coding, robotics, and Minecraft. This way, they get to learn about all three and can decide which one is their favorite. These types of classes also teach soft skills like working as a team.
Programs are divided into grades 3-5, and 6-8.
Our virtual classroom holds a maximum of 5 students.
We offer virtual daily classes as well as weekly classes.
For our idea incubator classes for kids price list see the table Idea Incubator Classes Pricing
Yes. To ensure all kids feel confident and learn at a pace based on their experience level, we offer three levels: mini makers, beginner, and experienced.
  • Beginner – Designed for grades 3 and up, these classes are for kids with low or no previous experience in various STEM topics. The activities done in beginner sessions are group-based and will change from class to class.
  • Experienced– Designed for grades 3 and up, these classes are for kids with prior experience in some STEM areas. Kids in experienced classes will be working on a mix of group and independent projects that may take multiple classes to complete.
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