FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

FIRST LEGO League Jr.: for kindergarten – 4th grade

Don’t wait until your kids are in 5th grade to get them involved in FIRST! Jump into FIRST LEGO League Jr. with your kindergartneners through 4th graders!

Questions?

Coaches’ Training/Information Sessions

Expos

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-10, FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, team members work with LEGO elements and motorized parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review. Each yearly Challenge is based on a different theme and has two main parts, the LEGO Model and the Show Me Poster. Teams consist of two to six children and are guided by at least two adult coaches.  During the season they will:

  • Conduct research about the current Challenge theme.
  • Build a LEGO Model based on the Challenge instructions that contains both a simple machine and a motorized part.
  • Display their findings on a Show Me poster.

The culmination of the hard work for many teams is the participation in a FIRST LEGO League Jr. event. Volunteer Reviewers at the event interview the teams to learn about their LEGO Model and Show Me poster. All the teams are celebrated and leave with an award. While participation in an event is not a requirement, we encourage teams to attend one. Teams can also show off their work on the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Online Showcase.  On the Showcase, all teams can share what they’ve learned and have a virtual Expo experience!

Questions?

  • Are you new to FIRST LEGO League Jr.?
  • Are you a rookie coach?
  • Do you want to find out more about the exciting learning opportunities and fun your kids can have with FLL Jr.?
  • First, check out the Colorado FIRST LEGO League Jr. Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also read the Frequently Asked Questions from FIRST.  At Colorado FLL Jr., we want to support you and your child, so if you have more questions, please e-mail JrFLL.
  • Do you have 2 adult coaches and you want to register a FIRST LEGO League Jr. team? Register here after August 1, 2016.
  • Want to see the past recommended product kits for FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams? Check them out here. New product kits are being developed and will be posted when they are available for the 2016-17 FIRST LEGO League Jr. season.

Coaches’ Training/Information Sessions:

If you are a rookie coach or other interested adult and would like to register for any of the FREE Training/Information Sessions below, please e-mail JrFLL.  Please include your team number, if you have one. Trainings are intended for adults only; team members do NOT attend. You would only attend ONE session, as the information at each is the same. We will include training on the new WeDo 2.0.

* All training sessions for the current season have been completed. If you would like any guidance on coaching or have any coaching questions, please e-mail JrFLL.

Expos:

  Expos are the non-competitive culminating event for FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams to showcase their learning at the end of their season.

If you are interested in hosting an Expo in your area for the 2016-17 season, please e-mail JrFLL, and we’ll step you through the easy process. An Expo can be a very simple, streamlined event that can be run on very few volunteers! It’s easier than you may think and a great benefit to the kids! Thanks for considering the opportunity!

Expo Schedule – click on the orange words for the schedule

For more information, contact FIRST LEGO League Jr.: click here.