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 Mini, 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!

  • Each Kit comes with 30 STEM-inspired activity cards and lessons for independent and guided learning, bowling pins, and cones to build mazes, design obstacle courses, construct towers, play croquet, and more.
  • This kit includes a parent-friendly guide to support beginner programmers and an introduction to STEAM. Ideal for educators to send home with students for individualized learning that can be easily facilitated and guided by parents.
  • Use the guided activity cards and accessories to learn the basics of STEAM and computer science principles.
  • Control your robot toy using various drive modes or use Sphero Mini as a game controller for arcade-style games with the Sphero Play app
  • Learn to code by using the Blocks drive mode for basic drag and drop coding commands or take your programming further with the Sphero Edu app

SpheroCare Warranty
1 year: $16.99
2 year: $22.99
3 year: $29.99

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Price:
$89.99
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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.
Activity card next to mini robot and construction set pieces.

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 >

 

A girl practicing block-based coding on a laptop.

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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OVERVIEW

  • Approachable, easy-to-learn, introductory programmable robot for all ages and coding skill levels.

  • An easy-to-follow, flexible, and powerful introductory circuitry kit.

  • An open-and-go kit with step-by-step guided activities included to learn the foundations of coding at home

  • Sphero's most widely used in-school robot.

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  • Beginner

    • Drive modes
    • Draw coding
    • Block-based coding
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    • Engineering
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    • Block-based coding
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    • Block-based coding
    • Javascript

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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.

Educator Resources

Free teacher resources designed to keep you informed and enrich your classroom experiences. Here you’ll find our latest guides, whitepapers, case studies and webinars all in one place.
A display of what's included within the Sphero Mini Activity Kit.

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

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