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Sphero & Apple Teach Kids to Code

If you are in the UK and have kids who are in need of something a little different then I may have just the activity for you! This Easter holidays, Apple are holding a range of coding sessions in Apple stores across the country, including Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge.

These fun filled family sessions of coding exploration and learning, will give children the opportunity to start programming their very own Sphero SPRK+. They can learn how to programme the robot and have the robot do crazy tricks, turns and twists. They can also code together with other children and race, create an obstacle course and so much more. The options are endless and the possibilities are limitless. The Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge gives children the opportunity to begin coding and turn an inspiring hour into a lifelong love of code.

What is a Sphero SPRK+?

Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Sphero Edu app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is your imagination.

Sphero Edu and SPRK+ allow you to collaborate with other users around the globe to innovate the world of education and empower anyone to program. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Join the growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents – all learning on the same social platform. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM.

Tech Specs:

  • Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
  • Bluetooth Smart (100 foot range)
  • Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
  • Built-in LED glow
  • Inductive charging with over 1 hour of play on a full charge
  • App and firmware updates that introduce new features


You can get your hands on one of these to keep and play with at home for £99. A bit expensive if you aren’t sure if they will learn and play with it but why not send them down to the play sessions and then you have something to consider for a birthday, christmas or exam present later down the line.

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