Explore – Create – Test – Share

FIRST LEGO League Junior is an annual, team-based program for K-3rd grade (must be at least 6 years old). The season begins in August with the end-of-season Junior Expo usually in November.

The FIRST LEGO League Junior is a program for 1st through 3rd graders to get their hands on the robot in a collaborative environment.  Teams of 4 – 6 kids (ages 6 – 9) work together to answer the challenges of the annual theme through a “Show Me” poster presentation and a moving LEGO model using the WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robot and programming language. Our goal is for kids to get thinking about the impact they can make in the world through sharing their ideas as well as getting them building and programming together.

FIRST LEGO League Junior teams should plan to have 1-2 adult volunteer coaches to lead them through the 8-12 meetings planned out in the Engineering Notebooks given to each team. Teams can meet more, but will need at least this many meetings to get all of the work completed in time!

The 2019 Season: Boomtown Build

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

2019 Important Dates:

Coach and Parent Meetings: Learn about the 2019 FLL Junior season, updates and changes, and how to best help your team with their season. Two training dates – Please choose one date to attend.

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-7:30 PM

These meetings are probably best for adults only (unless you have a student interested in being an assistant coach for your team!)

2019 Madison Area LEGO League Junior EXPO

Saturday, November 16th – Madison College Truax Campus

The end-of-the-season event where all LEGO League Jr teams share their LEGO Project and Poster expo-style and have the chance to give a small presentation to our volunteer Junior Project Reviewers.

The Benefits of BadgerBOTS:
  • Team and student registration which includes everything, including team t-shirts!
  • WeDo 2.0 robot kit and Chromebook lending to teams (no need to buy your own)
  • Volunteer Coach Training and an In-person support system at our Education Center
  • A regularly available work space for your team (Evenings Monday-Friday, all day Saturday)
  • Project materials (extra LEGOs!)
  • Use of our giant color plotter for posters and team banners
  • A local FLL Jr Expo event at the Badgerland Regional FLL Tournament in November
A BadgerBOTS team presenting their project and research

A BadgerBOTS team presenting their project and research



The cost for joining BadgerBOTS FLL Jr is $75 for each youth team member, and scholarships are available. Payments can be made to the BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation by check or electronically through our registration system. Cash or check can be mailed to the BadgerBOTS Education Center.

If you plan to coach your child, or your child already has a coach – Click on Sign Up
If you are interested in joining a team – Click on Looking for a team?

Closed for the 2019-2020 season


Additional donations support the participation of a full and diverse cross-section of our community. Please consider donating at the time of your registration. BadgerBOTS is a 501c3, non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.