Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit

SKU: 970-0597

Get started learning STEAM at home with The Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit. No coding experience necessary. This kit includes a 28-piece construction set, 30 step-by-step, project-based lesson cards, and a parent-friendly guide to help facilitate STEM learning at home

Drive and game with the Sphero Play App or code and learn to code with the Sphero Edu App. Complete all the challenges and games and then create your own fun—the possibilities are endless!

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Hands-On STEAM Learning for the Creators of Tomorrow

Hours of Play-Based Learning

Beginner learners can drive and play STEAM-inspired games with the Sphero Play app and eventually advance to programming with Block Based Coding or Javascript in the Sphero Edu app. The Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit is ideal for educators to send home for individualized learning and can be easily facilitated and guided by parents.


Featured Activities

Kids driving a robot ball through an activity course.
Use your creativity to construct your first cool course.
A toy robot ball driving through a blue and orange archway.
Send Mini through all four arches like an Olympic skier.
A kid building a tower out of the Sphero Mini Activity Kit.
Build a tower and knock it down. Code your Sphero Mini to be like a wrecking ball.
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30 Activity & Lesson Cards

STEM-Inspired Activity & Lesson Cards

Each card provides step-by-step instruction and is labeled with the programming type (Draw or Blocks) to help you and your kid(s) understand the level of programming required to complete the activities.

Download Edu App Coding Activities >

Step-by-Step Instruction

Learners can complete all of the guided STEM activities then unleash creativity with independent exploration—the possibilities are endless.

Download Play App STEAM Activities >


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Build. Play. Learn. Code.

Use the included STEM-inspired Activity and Lesson Cards to build mazes, design obstacle courses, construct towers, play croquet, and more. The Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit includes a 28 piece construction set, 30 activity and lesson cards, pins, cones, and a robotic ball cover.

How to Connect

  • Connect to Sphero Play app to play STEM games and Sphero Edu app to learn to code
  • Compatible with Sphero Edu app for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire OS, macOS, Windows, & Chrome OS
  • Compatible with Sphero Play app for iOS, Android, & Amazon Fire OS
  • Compatible with Swift Playgrounds for iOS
  • Recommended for ages 5+
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Enhance your learning with Sphero's Computer Science Foundations

Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills. They then integrate these concepts into curricular content: everything from polygons and poetry to logic-puzzlers and compliment-givers.

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Sphero's ISTE 2020 Live Calendar of Events

Welcome to Sphero’s calendar of virtual events for ISTE 2020 Live! We hope you plan to join us in our virtual booth this year. We have exciting products, a brand new global competition, and blended learning resources we’re excited to share in 2020. 

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A Parent’s Guide to Introducing STEM at Home

Are you interested in introducing STEM activities to your children? By introducing these educational activities at an early age, you can help form foundations for future careers and build up valuable 21st Century Skills. With more children homeschooling or distance learning, STEM at home has become a priority.
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19 STEM Projects for Virtual Learning and 21st Century Skills

With the pandemic changing how many students are being educated — including hybrid learning environments becoming the new normal — how can you be sure your remote learners are getting the education they need while learning from home? Enter virtual STEM projects. 

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What's in the Box?

  • 30 STEM-inspired activity and lesson cards for independent and guided learning
  • Pins and cones for games and obstacles
  • Sphero Mini robotic ball with a clear shell
  • LED lights that glow in tons of colors
  • Contains gyroscope, motor encoders, and accelerometer sensors
  • Robotic ball cover 
  • Charging cable