Kids Learning Code Gamemaking with Scratch & MaKey MaKey (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13

Ever wonder what it would be like to high five someone to play Flappy Bird? Or press bananas to play Pacman?

  • For Kids
  • 3 Hours of
    Learning
  • BYO Laptop
  • 4:1Student to
    Mentor Ratio

The Details

This is a beginner level workshop for kids 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.   

Bring a special kid in your life to this workshop and learn to create a website together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own snack. 

Ever wonder what it would be like to high five someone to play Flappy Bird? Or press bananas to play Pacman?

At this workshop, the sky’s the limit! This experience allows kids to discuss their favourite games and explore what it would be like to build an off-keyboard controller to play them. Each Gamemaking with Scratch & MaKey MaKey workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create a new game every time!

Together, we’ll learn all about basic circuitry through the use of a MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that allows anyone to build physical circuits through a micro controller, a set of alligator clips, and anything that is conductive. We’ll connect things like aluminum foil, Play-Doh, and fruit to our computers and test out how these objects can act as an extension of our keyboard.

Kids will then pair up and use Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming environment for game design, to build their very own game. Then, they’ll explore how they can take their game off the keyboard and create game controllers that players can use for a more interactive and challenging experience!
Is this workshop right for you?
This is a beginner workshop for Kids ages 8-13 who are new to Scratch

What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?

  • Create algorithms in Scratch
  • Design sprites in Scratch
  • Use if statements to control what happens in my project
  • Use loops to make things happen more than once
  • Use variables to track things in my project
  • Use the Scratch account I made to KEEP CODING!