Roblox Build

Roblox Build

Ages: 6-8*

Course Overview:

Using Roblox Studio software, students will sharpen their computer skills, express their creativity in new ways, and have fun playing in self-made worlds!

Learning about game design concepts, kids will edit existing games/worlds and creating interactive worlds from scratch.

Level 1: Learn about Roblox Studio editing tools and make meaningful changes to existing games such as Obby, Let’s Play, Galactic Speed

Level 2: Students learn more about Roblox Studio tools and get to go deeper into modifying games and building their own Obby and House!

Level 3: Students will delve even deeper into Roblox Studio and build projects on their own using a multitude of tools from Roblox Studio. Some examples include building a Jungle Treehouse and Graphical User Interfaces

Online Coding Camp/Class Schedules

Weekly Classes (1 hour/week for 8 weeks)

Allowed in this class: Windows desktop or laptop, Mac desktop or laptop
Not allowed in this class: Chromebook, Tablet, iPad

Day Time Class Grade level Session Dates Price
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Roblox Build Level 3
Only 3 spots left!
Prerequisite: Level 2
1st - 3rd Jan 27 - Mar 17 $225
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST Roblox Build Level 1
No Chromebooks
1st - 3rd Feb 10 - Mar 31 $225
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST Roblox Build Level 1
No Chromebooks
1st - 3rd Mar 1 - Apr 19 $225
Roblox Build Level 3
Only 3 spots left!
Prerequisite: Level 2
Day
Thursday
Time
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Grade Level
1st - 3rd
Session Dates
Jan 27 - Mar 17
$225
Roblox Build Level 1
No Chromebooks
Day
Thursday
Time
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Grade Level
1st - 3rd
Session Dates
Feb 10 - Mar 31
$225
Roblox Build Level 1
No Chromebooks
Day
Tuesday
Time
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Grade Level
1st - 3rd
Session Dates
Mar 1 - Apr 19
$225

Don’t see a week that works for your schedule? Create your Own Camp.

Looking for a different time? CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS for your child and 5 friends to fit your schedule. Prices start at $195 per child. Or consider a private class ($39-$59/hour).

*These are recommended age ranges. We can adjust based on your child’s needs and abilities.

What is Roblox?

Founded in 2006, Roblox was a fairly obscure gaming platform for its first decade. Near the end of that period, however, that changed as it launched on iOS, Android, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift, kicking off a rise in popularity cemented by the Covid-19 lockdowns, when it offered an avenue for children to communicate with each other. As of 2020, the platform had some 164 million active users each month, and it’s estimated half of U.S. children under 16 are on the platform.

How Does it Work?

Roblox is a sandbox game, similar to another popular game, Minecraft. Players explore 3D worlds with an avatar, earn points to buy clothes, gear, and other accessories, and play and create multiplayer games in a shared space. Unlike Minecraft, however, the Lua programming language upon which Roblox is based offers a simpler, more user-friendly set of tools that can allow even young children with limited reading skills to use the Roblox programming tools.

Creating on Roblox

While the games on Roblox are generally social games like Sims, your child can create just about any type of game they can imagine.  New users often start simply making 3D spaces to explore, from simple rooms to sprawling cities, before moving on to games. When they do start making games, one the most common is an obstacle course, or “obby”, though the basic steps are the same for any game:

  • Choosing a baseplate or terrain: A baseplate is the foundational piece of your child’s 3D world, upon which they will build. Options range from plain colored plates to themed templates like Pirate Island.
  • Building Blocks: If you’ve added shapes in Word, you already know the process for creating objects in Roblox. Simply choose an object from Roblox’s vast catalogue and use the properties window to alter the shape, size, material, and other aspects as you like. This allows your child to create just about anything for their games and environments, from trees to stars to lava.
  • Super-Charging: Now just add codes by a process similar to Excel’s VBA. This lets your child name their objects and set instructions with simple WHEN and DO formulas to make objects move, roll, and change as they like.
  • Testing: Roblox allows your child to debug their programs by playing the games rather than just reading code. This testing via play helps keep your child engaged in the creative process.

The Social Aspects of Roblox

In this time when kids are so often staring at a screen, many parents yearn for a way to get them to spend time playing outside with friends instead. Well, Roblox provides exactly that. And while a Roblox playground or forest obviously isn’t the real thing, the interactions your child can have with other kids are just as real. With Roblox, kids from all over can meet, play, and chat. And once your child does start making their own games, they can collaborate on and share games with their friends, with feedback that can further hone their programming skills.

How Can I Get Roblox?

Roblox is available as a free download on Android and iOS devices, PCs or Xbox One. Roblox Studio, needed to create games, is a separate download, but also free. As part of CodeAdvantage’s online Roblox classes for kids, our instructors will walk your child through the process.

What Can Roblox Do for My Child’s Future?

Believe or not, quite a few people make a good living simply creating games for Roblox, some of them making over a million dollars a year. Of course, the odds of that are like your child growing up to play in the Superbowl. A more grounded outcome is that your child, while having fun and connecting with other kids, will build up a proficiency in Roblox’s Lua programming language, a marketable skill later in life, as well as giving them the basic skills of programming that could translate to more advanced languages like Python.

CodeAdvantage Classes for Roblox

We offer online courses for kids in two different age groups, each designed to allow kids with no programming knowledge to create their own Roblox games in less than ten lessons:

  • Roblox Build (Ages 6-8)
    This course makes your child familiar with the Roblox environment and introduces them to the array of tools available in Roblox Studio. After this introduction, they will have the skills to create their own 3D environments in Roblox, from single rooms to wide forests to anything they can imagine!
  • Roblox Code (Ages 9-11)
    This course is geared to making your child proficient in Lua, the programming language that forms the foundation of Roblox. But since we believe the best way to learn involves fun, this course will also have them make a unique game of their own they can then play and share with friends. Games students have created through this course include Infinite Runner; Parkour Maps and No Roadblocks Here Obby.

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