Posted by Amanda Huang

Kids Learning Code- Halloween Edition!

During the last week of October, the little entrepreneurs, coders and designers of Kids and Girls Learning Code dressed up for fun-filled Halloween classes! The kids had a spook-tacular time with learning entrepreneurship, Scratch programming and Pixlr design!

Girls Learning Code kicked off Halloween week with some awesome costumes and inspiring businesses! These entrepreneurs-in-the-making have incredible business ideas–from custom made dresses, to homemade dolls, a YouTube channel and even a phone app! Carolyn Van, the lead instructor for this program held at Nuvango designed each class with entrepreneurial activities, such as writing their own business plans and making business cards. These girls also get the chance to listen to advice from special guests (a.k.a real-world CEOs), which are bound to inspire them to create their small businesses to have a big impact!

Entrepreneurship Fun!

Entrepreneurship Fun!

Snacking on some delicious treats.

Snacking on some delicious treats.

The little programmers in our Storytelling with Scratch Club, held at Parcel Design, dressed up in their best costumes to code some ghoulish games! Learning basic functions and practising code through exercises, the kids brainstorm ideas to come up with their own creations. The lead instructor, Matt Craddock, teaches these little coders to create games and mini animations that tell a story–and of course, during Halloween week, they created something spooky! With the many mentors to guide them, the kids are always learning and getting creative with Scratch programming.

Playing around with Scratch programming!

Playing around with Scratch programming!

A "smart cookie" and a "skeleton".

A “smart cookie” and a “skeleton”.

A very spook-tacular costume.

A very spook-tacular costume.

A couple lovely mentors.

A couple awesome mentors.

At our digital drawing class at Flipp, kids created some awesome designs! Carly Chalmers, the lead instructor, is always coming up with something new to teach–whether it is on Pixlr or even on the traditional pencil-and-paper sketching. The kids at the digital design classes are always getting creative and design something new each week!

Drawing portraits!

Drawing portraits!

A portrait in the making on Pixlr.

A portrait in the making on Pixlr.

Coming in with their costumes at HackerYou, these mini designers created portraits through drawing and by taking pictures. PJ Stephen, the lead instructor, even posed for a few scary shots! He even showed some super cool functions and techniques on Pixlr to the class, which helped amp up the creativity! Kids later edited their pictures to fit perfectly for the Halloween theme, adding ghosts, bats and a haunted house in their designs.

Having fun with Pixlr design!

Having fun with Pixlr design!

A very scary photoshoot.

A very scary photoshoot.

 

Creating some ghoulish designs!

Creating some ghoulish designs!

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