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 possible by challenging your friends through email or text.

Time: You and your online team of friends will have unlimited time to use your IMAGINATION to build the tallest tower possible.

Setup:

  • 1st Person: Build the tallest freestanding tower as possible using only one sheet of paper and 2 mailing labels (or 3 inches of tape). After building the tower, photograph the tower with a yardstick to show the height. Send the photo to a friend, along with a copy of this challenge, to have them add to the height.
  • 2nd Person: Build the same tower that the first person built (one sheet of paper and 2 mailing labels or 3 inches of tape) and then add to the height using one sheet of paper and 2 mailing labels (or 3 inches of tape). After building the tower, photograph the tower with a yardstick to show the height. Send the photo to a friend, along with a copy of this challenge, to have them add to the height.
  • 3rd Person: Build the same tower that the second person built and then add to the height using one sheet of paper and 2 mailing labels (or 3 inches of tape). After building the tower, photograph the tower with a yardstick to show the height. Send the photo to a friend, along with a copy of this challenge, to have them add to the height.
  • 4th, 5th, 6th or More Persons: Keep building, photographing, and challenging a friend until the tower is too tall to replicate.

Only have one friend willing to take on the Tower Challenge with you? Build and send the photos back and forth between the two of you until one of you can no longer get a new tower to stand up.

 

 

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