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Happy Birthday

Root is throwing a birthday party for robot friend, Square! Can you help?

  • Subjects
  • Art
  • Coding
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Duration
  • 10-15 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root rt1
  • Group Size
  • Individual
  • Small Groups (2-4)
  • Experience Level
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 3-5
  • Things You'll Need
  • iRobot Coding platform
  • Birthday Cake Costume Template
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Happy Birthday

In this episode, Root is planning a birthday party for a great robot friend named Square. Use the attached printable to make a unique birthday cake costume for Root to wear. Create your own birthday song for Square using music blocks. Increase the complexity of your code by adding some dance moves and lights with move, turn, and light blocks. Press Play and watch Root celebrate!


Our Finish the Story series provides a visual prompt for learners to identify a problem and communicate their responses with code. Not only are students refining their listening and problem solving skills, they're also strengthening their skills in programming and coding!