Code Ninjas Computer Science week

In-Person and Virtual

Hour of Code and Hack-A-Thon

Lenexa * Leawood * Olathe * Lee’s Summit * Springfield

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts

Virtual Hour of Code

December 6th - 5:30PM

Scratch Junior (ages 5-7)

With ScratchJr, young children can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

December 7th - 5:00PM

Arcade ACE (7-14)

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware. As usual with MakeCode, you can either use blocks or JavaScript to build your program in your browser. There’s nothing to install – the games will just work in the browser!

December 9th 5:00PM

Roblox Rebel (7-14)

Roblox Studio’s features are accessible to a variety of skill levels ranging from a novice to an experienced programmer. Tools range from simple manipulation of objects or terrain, to entering complex scripts and game functions. Studio also allows you to test your games in an isolated environment before uploading them to the Roblox website.

December 9th 6:30PM

3D Modeling (7-14)

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! Learn how to create your name in 3D!

IN-Person Hour of Code

December 7th 5:00PM

Code A Game in Scratch (7-14)

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children 8-16 to help learn code. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface.


Sunday, December 13 4:30-6:30 PM

In-Person and Virtual Options Available (7-14)

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and sharpen your coding, game building, and teamwork skills at Code Ninjas. You could win awesome prizes both locally and nationally!

How It Works

Kids will flex their coding and creative muscles while building a game in MakeCode, and then present it to the group. Our Code Senseis will be the judges and score the games.

Who Can Participate

Kids must be ages 7-14 and have some coding experience to participate.

In-Person Attendance Policy

Based on local, county, and state guidelines and an effort to keep everyone safe, we are going to be operating with the following processes:  

  • Students and staff will be required to wash their hands as they enter and sanitize their hands before entering the dojo. 
  • In order to support this limitation, we will require you to schedule the time you want to come in. 
  • Fall Hours!  We will continue to evaluate and expand our hours as needed!
  • Our staff will utilize remote computer viewing technologies to limit close contact with students.  This is a new technology that will allow all screens to be viewed by our sensei in order to be able to monitor and help when they are needed!
  • Our staff will be wearing masks. We would recommend that your ninja wears a mask as well. 
  • The tables will be separated, with only one student per table
  • Temperatures of staff and students will be taken upon entering the facility. Those with a fever or who are not “feeling well” will be asked to return home. 
  • Sanitation practices as recommended by the health department will continue to be followed.
  • All computer equipment will continue to be sanitized after each use.