For Kids aged 7-13

Coding isn’t about all bore and no play. In this 3 hour introductory workshop, get your first taste of creative coding by drawing with code blocks. Then, learn how to code a motion sensor and watch your 2D farm friends respond to your touch!

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

  • One-time 3 hour workshop
  • Understand the different components of a computer
  • Create art and animate it with code
  • Incorporate motion sensors to make your code respond to touch
  • No programming experience required

All you need to know

So what’s in a computer anyway?

Explore how different parts of a computer come together with Kano – the DIY computer kit designed to teach kids how to code.

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Code to Draw

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Learn programming concepts while snapping code blocks together to create a picture drawn with code.

Make it move!

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Now that you’ve created your new farm friend, learn how to make use of sensors and computer inputs by turning your code into an interactive work of art.

When you combine code with a little imagination, there’s so much you can create. Come discover the magic of creative coding and take your first steps into the world of programming!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'
  1. Explore the endless possibilities of creative coding
  2. Understand the components of a computer
  3. Computational thinking and programming concepts
  4. How to use code blocks to draw
  5. Get introduced to inputs: Motion Sensor

Life skills you'll learn

Skills that last a lifetime
Creative Confidence
Logical Thinking
Problem Solving
Spatial Thinking

Pedagogy

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 new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Absolutely! No programming background is required for this workshop.

 

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

Kano Quest: Animate Farm Friends with Code is recommended for kids who are 7 and above. If your child is still in preschool, we recommend the Curious Cubs or Tiny Techies which can be found on our schedule page.

 

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

We’ll provide all equipment and materials needed. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We’ll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers.