Check out our kids’ coding club

Coding is fun, and it’s for everyone.

Kids aged 8 and up gather in the meeting room on the 3rd Thursdays of the month.  We get a little silly, and a little noisy.  That’s because we’re coding the fun way, using Scratch.  What is Scratch?  The designers describe it like this:

Scratch is a coding language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others around the world. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the Scratch Foundation in collaboration with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at

Our club is great for beginners and experts alike.  Beginners quickly discover how they can control a project using blocks of code.  If they get stuck, it’s easy to ask a friend for some tips.  Experts come with their own ideas of video games they want to create, or projects they want to re-mix.  And there’s always a monthly challenge set up for kids who want to jump in and solve a problem with code.  At the end of the hour, we take time for show-and-tell so that we can check out and complement each other’s hard work.

Coding club is not a class.  It’s a time set aside to code with other kids who share an interest in coding.  It’s a relaxed hour of playing with creative ideas and making great stuff happen on the screens around us.