Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) is an exciting opportunity for the youngest budding scientists. It encompasses the core concepts of all FIRST programs to inspire, excite, and introduce kids to the wonders of science, technology, and engineering. Jr.FLL
Teaches the benefits of teamwork Sparks initial interest in science and technology Introduces basic design skills through a hands-on approach with the familiarity and fun of LEGO building Provides a culture of sharing and learning from others
The goal of Jr.FLL is to provide an experience that will capture young children's inherent curiosity and creativity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them through understanding, thought, planning, and technology.
Requirements and Cost
Team Size: Teams may vary between 2 and 6 children.
Ages: Kindergarden through 3rd grade students
Cost: Yearly registration fee; includes Challenge Guidelines, Jr.FLL Coaches Guide, access to Jr.FLL Forums, and reduced pricing on LEGO kits.
LEGO Kits: Base Kit. The Base Kit along with several others, are available to purchase on the FIRST website.
Coaches: A team must have at least one coach, 18 years of age or older.
TIP! Have the parents of the team members share the load. Split up duties and show by example how a team works together.
Mentors: Many Jr.FLL teams also have mentors, people have skills and knowledge in specific areas.
Start Jr.FLL Team
- Ages: 6-9 years