Welcome to Hampton's FIRST Lego League Explore Teams

(Kindergarten - Third Grade)

Important Dates

Sept 5 - First meeting (6:30 cafeteria)

Oct 31 - No meeting (Halloween)

Nov 7 - No meeting (Election Day)

Dec 9/10 - Festival at Rochester High School (weekend event)

Dec 12 - Final Meeting

General Information


Meeting once a week, teams of up to six students will explore ways to solve simple problems using Legos, programming and teamwork. Each student will have their own notebook in which to record their ideas and solutions. These notebooks provide an excellent resource when it comes time to prepare for the end of season festival. Students will need to bring either their school issued Chromebook or another Bluetooth and internet enabled device to each meeting for the programming portion of each lesson. 

Each team is lead by at least two registered mentors, generally parents, but can be any close relative 18 and older. Mentors are responsible for leading their team's meeting, encouraging team work and keeping the kids focused on the task at hand. Solutions to the problems/challenges should be thought up by the students. Remember, failure is an excellent way to learn.

Learning basic programming skills can sound daunting to both the students and mentors alike, but it doesn't need to be. The software used in this program is graphics based and easy to learn. Even the youngest students can master it quickly as no reading skills are needed. If a seven year old can teach a four year old how to do it parents can learn it too. Don't let this stop you from becoming a mentor.

Parents, mentors and students will all need to register both with 'FIRST' and with 'FIRST in Michigan'. All parents/adults who attend meetings are also required to fill out an iChat form with RCS. Each child is required to have a parent/adult attend meetings with them. If you have more than one child or are carpooling with another family one adult can be responsible for multiple children.

Team size is limited to six students! The only way to guarantee your child a spot on one of our teams is to register as a mentor!