For Kids aged 7-13
How does a traffic light know when to turn green? By the end, kids are not only introduced to important programming concepts in a gentle visual programming interface, they will understand how everyday objects are 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
- No experience necessary
- Visual coding interface: Perfect for younger kids
- Continue the Learning: Take home your micro:bit
All you need to know
This is a BBC micro:bit.
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 learn to use Python, a popular programming language that’s widely used in all fields, to create their own…
Electronic Sheep Counter
Rock, Paper, Scissors Handheld Game. That ROCKS!
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 an unstructured problem solving case where, with a’lil creativity & good ol’ elbow grease, kids help their teacher design & invent solutions to solve common problems a teacher always faces.
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 Simple Calculator
- Sound it out – Make a Musical Fruit Keyboard
- Steady your hands & find your direction with micro:bit
- Code a Rock, Paper, Scissors Game
- Project Time: Design & invent to solve everyday classroom problems
- Share & Present
Life skills you'll learn
Skills that last a lifetime
Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to learn.
No lectures. To 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 the attending the first 2 days, we'll issue you a credit note for 50% of the course fee. No questions asked.
- 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?
The workshop is recommended for 7-13 year olds. We do, however, recommend our other courses, specifically for kids of 5-6,
- Curious Cubs: Explore the Wonders of Tech!
- Tiny Techies
2. My child is in the range of ages 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?
If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.
If your child is completely new to programming, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him into the idea of programming.
3. 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.