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.
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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.

Build leadership skills, meet other kids who are makers, make your own project, and more. Learn coding, robotics, Minecraft with a mix of hands-on, technical and creative projects.

Program Details

Program Info

Ages 8-12
9am-3:30pm
Before and after care available
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome

Hardware + Software

May include:
Arduino
Ardublock
Minecraft
Scratch

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.

Project-Based Learning

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.

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The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

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

Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained, police checked, go through rigorous training and assist lead instructors before teaching. Our mentors are trained to work with different learning abilities and behavioural issues. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.

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 PA Day

9:00-9:15
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
11:00-11:10 Break
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
12:00-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Park
We bring kids to a neighbouring park to play games
12:45-1:40 Coding continuation
1:40-1:50 Break
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!

Tuition Includes

  • 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 9am to 3:30pm. Before and after care is available. Before care (8-9am) and after care (3:30-6pm) is available.

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?

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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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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 include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more.

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)

All MakerKids Programs

Fall Term:

Make it Light Up

Winter Term:

Make Sound

Spring Term:

 Make it Move

Fall Term:

Commands and Circuits

Winter Term:

 Run a Minecraft Server

Spring Term:

 Block and Item Design

Fall Term:

Code a Video Game

Winter Term:

 Code an App

Spring Term:

 Code Real World Objects