Last week our Mini W.A.F.F.L.E.S., or Junior FIRST LEGO League team, got started on their challenge. I have to say they really, really impressed me! They worked so well together and I can’t believe how much they were able to accomplish in one short meeting. At this rate they will have things pretty well wrapped up in the next week.
They started off with an awesome brainstorming session and after a reasonable amount of consideration decided on their area of focus. I tribute this largely to the fact that they have been watching their older brothers and sisters on the W.A.F.F.L.E.S. team and have already had the opportunity of doing a bit of background research. They may be small (ages 6-9), but the Mini W.A.F.F.L.E.S. are mighty. I look forward to seeing them grow and spread their wings as they explore all the wonderful opportunities FIRST has to offer.
If there are any other FLL teams out there that have younger brothers and sisters, I encourage you to start up a Jr. FLL team for them. It’s really easy to have the younger kids work in one corner while the older kids work on their FLL challenge. They can easily be supervised by any adult (no experience required!) and the FLL kids can share their experiences with the younger ones as jr. mentors.