The most kid-friendly video game creation platform, ever.

bloxelsBloxels helps kids achieve their nearly universal desire to create video games (seriously, just ask any kid), rather than just playing them. By using the unique combination of hands-on toys and their love and understanding of classic video games, we’ve made video game creation accessible and fun for all ages.

To fully comprehend the simplicity and magic of Bloxels, you must first see it in action. Watch below to learn the basics of creating with Bloxels.

Learning Electronics through Game Play

maker-bloksIntroducing MakerBloks, a dual play experience that combines electronic building blocks with a digital activity book.

Kids learn how to build real circuits while having fun with an activity book that engagesand challenges them.

MakerBloks link up to each other magnetically for a perfect connection every time. Each block is an electronic component, and when you assemble them, they form real circuits. Kids can build everything from a lie-detector to a voice changing microphone and much more. MakerBloks are safe, durable, and totally intuitive.

The blocks use bluetooth technology to interact with our digital activity book, available on any tablet. In each new chapter of the book, kids use their blocks to tackle problems and solve puzzles. Colourful characters, wild adventures and new challenges at every turn make learning electronics even more fun. Learn more

Learn to code by playing a video game

Code Gamer

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Gaming: Use sensors to control the game with this innovative gamepad
Coding: Solve puzzles and challenges in the game to learn the Arduino programming language
Making: Write your own programs and develop new applications for the sensors
Includes Arduino-compatible microcontroller (with Bluetooth), cable, rotary control wheel, circuit board, gamepad housing, two push buttons, motion sensor, temperature sensor, sound sensor, light sensor, parts for projects, CodeGamer App. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android®. Learn more

Ignite your logic and sequential reasoning skills with Circuit Maze

circuitmazeYour goal is to arrange the tokens to create a real circuit that lights up the different colored Beacons. These clever circuit-building puzzles provide a boost of brainpower and a wonderful introduction to electrical engineering. With 60 challenges ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, this logic game will provide engineers of all levels with hours of electrifying fun. Learn more

Make programming fun by learning the basics without a computer

codemasterCode Master is a groundbreaking game that teaches children to think like a computer while learning how to code. This ultimate coding adventure teaches the mental model and thinking discipline required to learn computer programming. In this fun game, you won’t just learn how to program, you’ll also build planning, sequential reasoning and problem-solving skills.

The Foo’s – Learning to program is now child’s play

Programming is a new literacy that’s critical to unlocking creativity. Much of our world is now digital and codeSpark teaches kids the 21st century thinking skills they need to succeed. Kids will learn key computer science concepts like problem definition, pattern recognition, sequencing and conditionals. They will also learn valuable life skills like perseverance, test and learn strategies, “right tool for the job” and creative problem solving.

Kahoot! Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free!

kahootCreate a fun learning game in minutes (called a ‘kahoot’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up.

Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact…whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose.

Win an Ozobot, the Fun Programmable Robot (worth up to $135)

Ozobot is an educational toy for a new generation. Empower your child to embrace the future and become a maker of technology, not just a user. Computer science is child’s play as adventures, games and codes become as easy as laughter, when your child connects with their own power of creation. Imagine the possibilities as your child gains confidence, mastering STEM learning and robotics, making them one step ahead of the curve in school and in life.

From 2/24 – 2/28, one winner will be randomly chosen each day to win an Ozobot Starter Pack. One grand prize winner will be chosen on Leap Day! The grand prize includes an Ozobot Bit Dual Pack, Ozobot Washable Markers, and an Ozobot Construction Series Accessory Kit (retail value: $135). Enter the contest here.

MaKey MaKey – An Invention Kit for Everyone and One of the Best Accessibility Tools for Kids with Disabilities

Make a piano out of bananas, play Mario on Play Dough, let your kitty take a picture of herself. This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything in between. More importantly, it’s a useful accessibility tool for those with physical and cognitive disabilities. Learn more