About MakerKids’ School Programs:External School Programs Toronto

Want maker activities for kids at your school, library, event, or organization? For schools, we do after-school programs, lunchtime programs, workshops, curriculum-based programs, and more.

All programs are customized according to the school’s needs and curriculum. Our most popular program is our multi-week program, but we also lead workshops and assemblies. We cover topics such as coding, robotics and Minecraft.

Program Details

Multiweek, workshops, camps, assemblies, field trips and more
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome

May include:
Arduino
Ardublock
Scratch
Minecraft
LEDs, sensors, and more

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

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

Our Background Partnering with Schools

MakerKids a trusted learning organization leading STEM education, activities and programs for kids and educators. We have been featured on Breakfast Television, Today’s Parent, and named “Best Children’s Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We have been serving schools (e.g. Kingsway College School, Toronto French School, TCDSB) for years in programs and professional development.

If your school is interested in hiring us to run maker activities for kids or adults at your location or ours, let us know! Email us for our information pack.

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.

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.

Learn more about the MakerKids Difference and our approach to learning.

Testimonial:

“Inspired by one of our MakerKids’ clubs, a student in grade 5 and his Dad are building an Arduino controller to remotely turn on the cottage water heater in advance of their arrival. This and other amazing projects have been spreading through Kingsway College School thanks to MakerKids.

It’s never been more exciting to be in education; the learning and creativity through technology, coding, electronics and open-ended making are like rocket fuel for the school experience. But schools need help making this available for all their students, and that’s where MakerKids stepped in at KCS. Their focus on children, their passion for learning through making, and their flexibility in providing solutions for our school have been invaluable in our efforts.

Vast new frontiers for learning are possible by embracing the Maker Movement, but most schools don’t have enough in-house expertise needed to go there. With MakerKids, you’ll have the expertise you need. You’ll be amazed by the potential in your students. MakerKids will help you release it.”

Why Choose MakerKids?

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.

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 bring our award-winning programs to schools.

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