Instant Challenge #4: High Flying

Here is our Instant Challenge for this week. If you missed it, be sure to see my introductory post for rules and more information if you would like to join us. I will post a linky with our solution in one week. If you are interested in participating in any of the earlier challenges, you are still welcome to link up.
#4 High Flying

Go ahead and add a 2 minute brainstorming time to the challenge. They cannot touch the materials during this time, but they can make a plan. Then restart the timer and let them begin.

Tip of the Week:

In the last tip, I suggested that you have your children score themselves and discuss how they could have solved the challenge better. Here are some questions from IC Tips that you can ask to help facilitate discussion:
  • How do you think you did as a team? What did you learn about Teamwork by doing this Challenge?
  • How well did you manage your time? How might you have used your time more effectively?
  • What were some strengths of your solution? What worked well?
  • If you were to start the Challenge over again, what might you do differently?
  • How well do you feel you utilized the materials you were given, if any? How might you have used the materials differently? Were there materials the participants did NOT use? If not, why not? How might they have been used?
  • How well did you create your solution to fit the emphasis in the scoring? Would you do anything differently?
  • If the solution did not work, what could you have done to make the solution work?
  • Could your solution have been more creative, novel, or unique? What might you have done to make that happen?
  • Finally, most important: WHAT DID YOU LEARN?
We're up for a challenge this week, how about you?


  1. This one should be F.U.N!

  2. We had great fun with this for our Friday afternoon light activity. I was so pleased with how well my kids worked together and cheered each other in in the process.

    Thank you for inspiring us,

  3. We've been meaning to join in on these fun challenges. (We put Finn in school for this year to see if it could help with his special needs, and I'm ITCHING to do activities and get back into things, ha.) This one sounds similar to one we did at Finn's Fetch b-day. They'll probably need a little help, but we'll try to do this one this weekend! (BTW, thanks for fulfilling my request for a comment the other day, ha!) :)