Crazy Mazes: A parent’s guide to computing at home

Author: Estelle Ashman, Curriculum Content Developer

Following on from last week’s workshop, App in a Day, this week’s workshop in our computing at home teaching series is Crazy Mazes, a workshop that will teach your children how to create their own maze style game.

This workshop is perfect for children aged 7 -14 years.

Find all the resources and worksheets here! 

Part 1 of the workshop will introduce the concept of programming.

·        To begin, students will find out what a programmer does

·        Following this we will find out about the need for clear instructions through a series of unplugged activities (unplugged activities require no tech to take part)

Part 2 of the workshop will teach your child how to make a maze game using the game making software Construct 3.

Construct 3 is free and works in your internet browser so there is no need to download anything prior to the workshop.

As part of this we will learn how to:

·        Create characters

·        Design different levels for the game

·        Add events so that different characters interact with each other

I hope your little learners enjoy Crazy Mazes please do get in touch with me if you have any comments or feedback on the workshop and don't forget to check out all our past workshops, here.

Find all the resources and worksheets here! 

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