Imaginative Play Activity: My Invention

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Have you ever purchased a toy only to have your kid play with the packaging for hours instead? Imagination influences everything we do and is essential to new ideas, concepts and inventions. It’s also a vital part of childhood—encouraging creativity and helping with kids’ social and emotional development. With imaginative play, children can turn the […]

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STEAM Activities: Get Creative with DI & Disney

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Destination Imagination (DI) is all about inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers, leaders and innovators. A few years ago, we teamed up with our friends at Disney to create two STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities to spark kids’ creativity and help them learn how to think out-of-the-box. Both of the challenges […]

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Virtual STEAM Challenge: Match Mine Plus Yours

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Have your kids challenge their friends with this fun, simple, low-prep STEAM activity! Our Match Mine Plus Yours Instant Challenge is designed to be done virtually (either by email or text) and tasks kids with using their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills to build the tallest freestanding tower possible. Challenge: Create the tallest freestanding tower […]

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Spaghetti Tower STEAM Challenge

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Ready to put your creative thinking skills to the test? For this challenge, students will build a spaghetti tower as tall as possible that can hold a marshmallow on top. You can also try this activity as a family! Materials: 30 pieces of spaghetti, 20 mailing labels (or 30 inches of masking tape), 1 marshmallow […]

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Weekly Update from Our Executive Director

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Dear DI Family, First, I want to thank everyone for your support, patience, and feedback following the cancellation of Global Finals. Your commitment to Destination Imagination is extraordinary and deeply appreciated. I am proud of our kids for their diligence and their ability to adjust. It is one of the things that I truly admire […]

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5 Free STEAM Challenges for Kids & Teens

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Looking for more projects to inspire your kids’ creativity and curiosity? It’s been a challenging couple of weeks for everyone, and we want to help both parents and teachers during this trying time. We created five new (free!) challenges that incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and art) principles and help students learn how to utilize the […]

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Virtual Instant Challenge: Unknown Structure

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Get ready for our first-ever Destination Imagination Virtual Instant Challenge: Unknown Structure! This virtual activity is designed for a group of kids or teens to do together online through a video chat app or platform. For this challenge, group members will need to use a specific set of materials to build a structure that can […]

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