PA Day Programs Toronto
If you’re looking for inspiring STEM education, this is the right place! In each PA Day, kids make something awesome, create their own projects and collaborate with others. We aim to create a transformative experience for kids to empower them to be creators, not consumers, find their inner talents and discover skills they can use throughout their lives.
Before and after care available
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
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.
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.
Learn how to talk tech! Technology is all around us and, in our programs, kids learn how to create, design and invent. Through a hands-on experience, kids will master in Robotics, Coding or Minecraft.
Kids will bring their ideas to life with the help of the MakerKids team and knowledgebase.
21st Century Skills
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.
The MakerKids Difference
Our instructors are highly trained and come from various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jennifer 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
Sample PA Day
Welcome to MakerKids and Ice Breakers
|9:15-11:00||Robotics Discovery |
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
|11:10-12:00||Coding Discovery |
Kids learn how to code using a language like Scratch to create their own games
We bring kids to a neighbouring park to play games
|1:50-3:20||Minecraft Discovery |
Kids will learn kids Minecraft functions and install plugins to customized their world
|3:20-3:30||Show and Tell and Clean Up |
See the work the kids have created!
- All materials for activities
- Laptops to use
- Experienced instructors
- One-on-one coaching
- Kids may take home their digital projects
Our PA days run from
All our programs take place at our Toronto MakerSpace at 2451 Bloor St. West, in Bloor West Village (across from Jane subway station). Ages 8-12.
Register for a PA Day!
|October 9||Sampler PA Day – Halloween|
|November 17||Sampler PA Day – Canadian Winter|
|December 1||Sampler PA Day – Canadian Winter|
|January 19||Sampler PA Day – New Year|
|February 16||Sampler PA Day – New Year (All Girls)|
|June 8||Sampler PA Day – Summer and the Outdoors|
|June 29||Sampler PA Day – Summer and the Outdoors|
Why Choose MakerKids?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Does my child need experience coding or any of the programs?
Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?
We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more.