Coding Club For Kids
With our in-person coding clubs, kids get training to build a foundation for a future in software development while having a ton of fun doing it! We currently service all of San Luis Obispo County. We can run clubs in schools, libraries or other kid friendly type settings.
Take a peek at some of what we teach…
Web Page Design
Before students can start creating games, they will be taught how to design & create basic web pages. You will learn HTML5 for web page layouts and learn how to style those pages using CSS. Students will have lots of creative freedom on colors, fonts and images!
2D Breakout Game
Program your very own 2D breakout game. Learn how to customize the colors, ball speed and tons more. This will be one of our advanced lessons to challenge your skills. It will leverage if/then statements, loops and tons of conditional logic.
Roll Dice Game
Learn how to create your very own roll dice game that gives you points if doubles are rolled! This lesson incorporates the use of conditional logic, variables, and expressions. Once completed, students can easily customize and expand upon this game.
Learn how to program with HTML canvas to create your own online interactive book. In this lesson students use code for drawing objects (circles, rectangles, squares, lines) on a page. Students will use conditional logic (if, else, if else), functions and function parameters.
Other Cool Stuff!
You will also learn how to add sound effects and image transitions to your games. All while receiving points and badges as you level up. When you are ready, leverage the “Code Your Own” section for creating your own game ideas based on what you learn.
Turn your kids love of gaming into a valuable skill.
Create Your First Web Page With HTML
Learn how to create a basic HTML web pages. Learn how to title your page and what that means, learn how to add viewable text, learn how to create buttons, how to add images, how to create links and how to create audio sound files.
Style Your Web Page With CSS
Learn how to style your web page with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Set background colors, text size, text color, font styles and more. Also learn how to create custom classes and ids to control the styling of individual elements.
Web Page Special Effects
Roll Dice Game
Learn how to write a function and run the function when a button is clicked. Use conditional logic to set certain actions to happen only if doubles are rolled. Learn how to play a sound when doubled are rolled and how to set a background image when doubles are rolled.
Slot Machine Game
Program a Slot Machine game. Leverage loops to count through and add to variables in order to save from manually writing a lot of redundant code. Leverage logical operators to achieve results. Introduction to the Chrome webkit rendering engine for animating the rolling of your dice with CSS.
Chrome Developer Tools
Interactive Online Storybook
Catch The Creeper Game
Learn how to place characters on the canvas, program movement for those characters and accumulate points when your good character catches the creeper. You will be using conditional logic, loops, arrays and objects. You will also create a scoreboard that will keep score for your different actions.
2D Breakout Game
Leverage HTML canvas to draw the game bricks, balls and bats. Then switch these out with image graphics to make it look nicer. Program mouse movements, calculate and display a score and program lose game logic. This is a longer lesson to challenge your skills with what you already learned along with introducing new concepts.
Arduino Circuit Board Programming
Our introduction to the Arduino will give students a basic understanding on how to program electronics opening them up to all kinds of possibilities. You will learn how to turn on and off LEDs with code, how to initiate actions such as turning on a motor when a button is pushed and how to program sensors. This lesson will open up students to a whole new world.
We currently run in-person coding clubs in schools and for after school programs. If you are a school interested in running a club, please contact us below.
We also have an online self-paced platform for learners who are self-directed and would like to learn on their own time. Contact us below if you would like to be granted an account to our online platform.
Hi, My name is Misty Lackie and I am one of the creators of CodeDigs. I have been developing software for over 15 years and love helping kids discover an early interest in technology.
I have a 15-year-old son Nathan who early on became obsessed with technology and computers. At the age of 8, he starting hacking away at Minecraft and programming his own mods. At the age of 11, he started tinkering with the Raspberry Pi and created a solar powered plant watering system for his 6th grade science project. His most recent endeavor is programming mini Geometry assignments based on his Matheia lessons.
Coming from a longstanding background in software development and upon seeing the creativity that technology gives him, I wanted to find a way to turn his obsession into a learning opportunity, and thus the idea for codedigs coding courses for kids was born.
- Either a Mac, Windows Laptop, Desktop PC or Chromebook with solid Internet connection.
- Internet browser installed such as Chrome
- Should be comfortable typing.
- Best for ages 12 to 16 but can be used by younger students depending on typing skills.
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Parents Love Our Clubs!
My son is bummed tomorrow is the last day! He has learned so much and wants more.
We tried the Hour of Code program with no luck but my daughter absolutely loves this class. She’s learning so much and can’t stop talking about it.
My son is so stoked to go to this class! He wishes it was “everyday”!