For Kids aged 7-10

By the end, kids are not only introduced to important programming concepts in a gentle visual programming interface, they will understand how objects can be created with a mix of both hardware & software & go on to create their very own inventions. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Keepin’ it Short & Snappy
  • Coding + Hands-On
  • Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or Equivalent block-based programming experience
  • Visual coding interface: Perfect for younger kids
  • Continue the Learning: Bring your micro:bit home

All you need to know

This is a BBC micro:bit.

microbit

It’s a “pocket-sized micro-computer” designed by BBC for computer education in the UK that allows you to create super cool inventions. Kids use a simple block editor interface to create…

A heart beat

A heart beat.

microbit rock paper scissors game

Rock, Paper, Scissors Handheld Game. That ROCKS!

microbit-steadyhands

Don’t touch the wire circuit game.

Kids learn not only to code, but to apply their new found programming superpowers on a variety of real world projects. This all culminates in a final project where kids are able to build and code a remote controlled car!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'
  • Code a beating LED Heart with micro:bit
  • Make it Useful – Code a Random Dice
  • Sound it out – Make a Keyboard, Shaky hand buzzer game
  • Code a Rock, Paper, Scissors Game
  • Build Mini Games with the Radio feature on micro:bit
  • Project Time: Build a Remote Controlled Car
  • Share & Present

Life skills you'll learn

Skills that last a lifetime
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to learn.

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Parents love us

Children from our camp enjoyed themselves exploring and learning what the different animation tools could do for them. They were particularly excited to see their own creations come alive.

I've been meaning to write to you to let you know that my son loved his workshop with Saturday Kids in June and I will be enrolling my daughter too for the beginners course that you are doing in October

It is wonderful to hear their enthusiasm and excitement when they talk about their Scratch classes, the words epic and awesome are frequently used!

Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

This course is for kids ages 7-13. If your child is still in preschool, we recommend our Curious Cubs or Tiny Techies 1 course instead.

2. My child has not taken Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time. Can he join this course?

It is highly recommended that the child has prior background in block based programming.

2. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials. Though you might want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.