Designed and created by industry professionals and makers (NASA’s Singularity University graduate, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers from Queen’s University).
MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. Thousands of kids have taken our STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. Our Camps, After-School & Weekend Programs and Birthday Parties empower children to be creators, not just consumers. Space in our programs is limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Weekly Programs
After School and Weekends

Interested in After School Kids’ STEM Programs? We lead programs in coding and other STEM topics like Robotics and Minecraft. Your child will learn technical skills and soft skills, like communication collaboration and conflict resolution.
Space in our STEM programs is limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Mini MakerKids starts January 14!
Grades 1-2

Program Details

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Program Info

Grades 1-2
1 hour/week
10 weeks

Hardware + Software

May include:
Minecraft
Scratch

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What will kids learn?

At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including design, engineering, coding, problem solving and leadership.

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What do kids make?

Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include light shows, Minecraft contraptions, video games and night lights. Learn something awesome and make new friends!

MakerKids Experience and Skillset

Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

Welcome mini MakerKids! This program is designed for little ones who like to think big. Kids will learn how to create and make using various platforms and gadgets. Kids will be exposed to both technical and 21st-century skills, like creativity and confidence. Based on STEM education, kids will build a strong foundation for out-of-the-box thinking, coding and how computers work. Using logic and design, kids will make something amazing and out of this world.

Kids will learn how to use key technology, like computers and pre-built robotics. Kids will touch on all our three core topics: coding, robotics and Minecraft. Key skills kids will learn include: design, the design process, game design, problem-solving and planning. Kids will create, experiment, adjust and retry. The fundamentals of electricity, energy, and programming (how computers think) will be covered in fun ways that kids get to see in action!

21st Century Skills and Group Work

Students work in teams to solve problems as well as create their own designs and inventions. Combining on- and off-screen work, our programs will advance skills in communication, leadership, design and critical thinking.

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Why Choose MakerKids?

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21st Century Skills

In our kids' STEM programs, your child will learn a wide variety of skills, not just tech skills. Social and emotional competencies: A) confidence B) social skills and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.

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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.

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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.

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Mental Health Improvements

Parents and schools have reported improvements in mental health, behaviour and learning development. Students have overcome issues like aggression, stress and anxiety. Your child can find their tribe at MakerKids!

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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.

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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 learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!

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Sample Class

1:00-1:10
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
1:10-1:20 Robotics Discovery
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
1:20-1:30 Break
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
1:30-1:45 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
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Kids may take home their digital projects
  • Badge of completion

Classes are 1 hour and run once a week.

All our programs take place at our Toronto MakerSpace at 2451 Bloor St. West, in Bloor West Village (across from Jane subway station). 

Grades 1-2.

Thursdays, January 18 – March 29, 6-7pm

Sundays, January 14 – April 8, 1-2pm

No classes during Family day long weekend (Feb. 17-19), March Break (March 10-18) and Easter (March 30-April 2).

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FAQs

Does my child need experience coding or any of the programs?

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 fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students.

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, Arduinos, mics, wires and more. Kids may bring their own laptops.

What will my kid make?

Kids will create different inventions. Kids are in charge of their own projects, from start to finish, and can design their own creations. Some past robotics projections include: cat alarms, voice records and sound machines that can play a multitude of notes! There are no physical take-aways in the program, as materials are reused and re-purposed for future students. Kids will leave with a comprehensive understanding of robotics, design, electronics and coding skills.

Location:
2451 Bloor St. West (Bloor and Jane)