Mod your own Minecraft game & Control your own Kodu game with Micro:bit

Explore the world of 3D Games. Create a 3D game in Kodu, program a micro:bit game controller and game on! Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft, creating a whole new game that you can call your very own! Kids are empowered to create their own amazing mods, from texture packs, schematics and more. They get imaginative and creative with their programming skills to create Minecraft Mods that they can actually enjoy playing with their friends!

For Kids ages 7-13

👶 Designed for Kids 7-13

⌨️ Prerequisites: Level 1 Scratch, micro:bit Block Editor a plus!

💻 Ideally have prior experience with Minecraft

🕹 Code your own game in a 3D world


"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us!"

😆 Joanne, Parent


All you need to know!

Mod Your Minecraft





Minecraft provides an immersive 3D environment for kids to develop their programming and game development skills.

Kids can build 'mods' (short for modifications) that change the way the game behaves and responds. They will learn how to create their own world, build games within a game and even have a go at playing what they created with their friends in Minecraft!

They'll build their own Minecraft mods using a drag-and-drop editor on the Code Kingdoms platform. While creating these mods, kids will improve their understanding of core programming and computational thinking concepts, and use their creativity and imagination to make thier very own world to play in.



Kodu and micro:bit


So… you’ve done some Scratch and some Microbit. Are you ready to transfer your programming skills to a new platform? Learn how to create a game in Kodu, then power it with your Microbit! We’ll explore aspects of game development and programming within a new environment, to practise and reinforce programming concepts learnt from our introductory courses.

This is a Kodu game lab



It’s a 3D environment that has its own visual programming language for kids to connect code blocks to program games.

Manipulating and creating a world in 3D is a step up for kids who have been doing 2D projects in Scratch, but they’ll create a more immersive experience.

Kids will also reinforce their programming concepts by picking up a new block based language.



We’ll apply the familiar concepts of loops, conditionals and events to create games, then use our micro:bit as a game controller!

Learning a new skill takes commitment and coding’s no exception. If you’d like to learn about programming, you gotta learn it right. It all starts with committing the time and effort into practising these fundamental programming concepts that make every game or animation tick.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn!

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'

Mod Your Minecraft
  1. Minecraft and the Code Kingdoms editor
  2. Learn about methods
  3. Use game design principles to make the game more fun and exciting
  4. Add timers and health
  5. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  6. Going further with Boolean and Loops
  7. Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning
  8. Connect your world and Play in Minecraft!
  9. Presentation time
Kodu
  1. What’s Kodu
  2. Planning and designing a game
  3. Modifying the terrain and adding characters
  4. Programming characters
  5. Adding controls with the keyboard
  6. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  7. Add timers, life counters and scores
  8. Program your micro:bit as a game controller
  9. Test and debug games

Life Skills Learnt

Skills that last a lifetime

💭 Logical Thinking

🔍 Problem Solving

🤔 Computational Concepts

📈 Presentation Skills

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.

Testimonials

Saturday Parents ❤️ us

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us."

😃 Joanne, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son."

😍 Rachel, Parent

Your Kid will love it.

We guarantee it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever, we'll refund the remaining classes you've yet to show up for. No questions asked.

👩‍👧‍👦 1:6 Instructor-Student Ratio Max

✋🏼 All equipment & materials provided.

💌 Open Source Tools: Continue the learning at home

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My Child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

If your child is new to programming, we recommend that he or she first joins our Start with Scratch: Block Based Programming course. This course is designed for kids who have completed Scratch Level 1 and have played Minecraft before.

2. Does my child need to have a Minecraft account in advance?

Yes! If he/she does not have one, you can register for a new account here: Minecraft Account Registration. You'll need to register for the paid account of the PC/Mac Java Edition, not the Pocket edition. Note that every child will need to have their own account (siblings will not be able to log into the same account on different laptops during the same class)

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.