Scratch: Fishing with Krabby, [Ages 7-10], Dec 1 Workshop (2:00PM-4:00PM) @ Online
We can’t wait to see your curious kids in our classrooms for a creative coding adventure!
Book a programme by Oct 25th to save $8 – no code required.
Questions? Give us a ring at +65 3159 0980 or shoot us an email at [email protected] – we’d love to chat.
For Ages 7-10
Get ready to take your coding and creativity skills to the next level by building interesting projects on Scratch!
- Available in hybrid format (Online & Offline)
Parents can opt for the online format, up to a week before the start of workshop
- Suitable for beginners with no coding experience
- Kids will learn the basics of computational thinking and sequencing
- With block-based programming language, Scratch, they will learn to combine coding blocks to create an animated card and a paintbox project.
All you need to know
Introducing Scratch, a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language where kids learn to code through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, lowering the barriers to learning for kids who aren’t yet proficient with using a keyboard.
So basically, Scratch is all the fun of coding with none of the hassle of typing!
With just a foundational understanding of Scratch, you can learn how to create your own games, animations, stories, quizzes… with coding superpowers, your imagination’s the limit!
Build Your Own Game
We’ll teach you the basics of game design – use your coding superpowers to go wild and create your own games!
For instance, a shooting game where we help Krabby, your new pet crab, catch some fish for his lunch!
With the programming language known as Scratch, participants will learn to code up their new game through a simple drag-and-drop blocks. It’s just like a jigsaw puzzle!
Share your new game with friends and family. Make it into a #stayhome challenge, and have the whole family come together to have some fun!
Experiment with new functions and let your imagination & creativity run wild – this workshop is just the start of exploring the world of games😄
For online format, your child will require:
- A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
- Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
- Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
- Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
- Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.
(For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
- We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 15 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
- Create a working shooting game
- Understand the concepts of sequencing and events
- Learn how to debug and identify errors in their project
Life skills you'll 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.
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?
It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group first.
2. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
Of course! This workshop is designed for students with no prior programming knowledge.
3. What if government regulations require this class to move online?
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online.