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Who thought a birthday party could be virtual? Many people probably had their doubts before 2020 hit. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things, birthday parties included.
Many parents found themselves in a tough situation last year of not wanting to cancel their child’s birthday parties, but also not being able to hold one due to the pandemic. Virtual birthdays were the next best thing. They continue to be popular as parents navigate through these times.
Virtual birthday parties allow kids to still celebrate and see their friends but do it all safely at home. At MakerKids, we offer virtual birthday parties where your child and his friends can still have fun together and make some cool projects in the process. Check out what we have to offer!
No matter what topic area your child chooses for his MakerKids Virtual Birthday Party, he’ll have a great experience that’s carefully planned so that all kids finish with a great project.
The parties are all two hours long. Kids will learn some key ideas relating to what they’re going to make, create their project, and have virtual snacks and cake. You can have as many as 30 kids at your virtual party, so there’s plenty of room for everyone.
All kids participating need to have an internet connection, computer or laptop, and a working speaker and microphone.
Types of Virtual Birthday Parties
Kids have a variety of interests and we know that birthday parties are not a one size fits all type of thing. That’s why we offer parties that focus on coding, robotics, and Minecraft.
Coding Parties for Kids
During the coding parties, kids learn how to code their own video games. They not only learn how to create their games, but they get to try other kids’ games too. If some kids already know about coding, they can add some advanced features.
Kids get to work in Scratch’s block-based coding environment. They follow along to customize their own video game. Once the game is up and running, those with more experience can add more features.
Robotics Parties for Kids
Robotics parties are also a lot of fun because kids learn how to design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention. They can make their own robotic invention and make it light up.
These parties are age-appropriate with those in grades 1-2 or 3+ concentrating on using the Microbit microcontroller. They learn the basics of controlling electricity while making robots into their own interactive pets.
Older kids in grades five and up will learn how to make a virtual light show. They learn to use a breadboard to wire up circuitry the TinkerCAD Arduino can connect to. They then learn to program their robot to interact with their lights and switches to make their own light show.
Minecraft Parties for Kids
During Minecraft parties, kids work together in the game to build amazing creations. The more kids you have, the more different ideas and cool things they can make. The party is tailored to the kids’ ages so that everything is on their level.
This is another one that has activities broken up by age. Kids in grades 1-2, or 3+ work together to design a zoo and populate it with creatures. They also get to outfit it with redstone automation.
Those in grades five and up use World Edit plugin commands and redstone circuitry to design and build their own theme park.
Celebrate with MakerKids
One of the best things about virtual birthday parties is that kids won’t get bored. They have experienced instructors to guide them during the party, engage them, and make it fun. There’s no messy cleanup and your child doesn’t miss out on celebrating a birthday.
For more information on virtual birthday parties from MakerKids, call us at 1-844-MAKERKIDS, and be sure to check out our parties online. You and your child won’t be disappointed!