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Birthday Party

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

  • Subjects
  • Art
  • Coding
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Duration
  • 10-15 minutes
  • Compatible Robots
  • Root rt0 Coding Robot
  • Root rt1 Coding Robot
  • 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!

Educational Standards

CSTA K-12 CS Standards


Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) to complete tasks.


Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using numbers or other symbols to represent information.


Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.


Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.


Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.


Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.


Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.