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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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.

In Our Coding Program Kids Learn

Character development



Environment and level design

Beta testing



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:

Internet Safety
Game Design
Beta Testing

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

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

Coding Classes Pricing

Coding Classes Pricing

Coding Classes For Kids

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 in their current level or when they are ready to move to the next level.

Beginner Coding (Scratch)

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

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

No coding experience required

Intermediate Coding (Scratch)

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 learn the popular coding language, HTML, which is commonly used in web design. Students make their very own websites and learn core design functionality under the guidance of our experienced Maker Mentors.

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 is a popular text based programming language commonly used in the professional world. Learning this powerful and versatile coding language, kids will be well equipped for the future.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Coding Experience Required

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.

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)