Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

by Lucy Baker February 19, 2018 2 min read

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

This post is part of a month-long series to encourage families to Make Time Together through creative arts & crafts related family activities. To view all of the posts, simply click 'Make Time Together' tag on the left sidebar.

Friendly competition can be such a fun way to bring a family closer together. Why not challenge each other to a timed tower building competition?! Your kids will love the pressured chaos, and so will Mom and Dad!!

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Materials Needed:

  • Flat building surface- we used a table
  • Materials for tower building- we used mini plastic cups but you can use anything really (building bricks, blocks, books, Play Doh tubs..... whatever you have around the house!). It can be fun to provide a mixture of materials to really challenge everyone's engineering skills!
  • A timer

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Instructions:

Take a bit of time to explain the challenge to your kiddo. You can decide whether you think it will work best to team up in pairs (Mom and son vs. Dad and daughter) or if you think a solo challenge will be more fun (Dad vs son). Show off the materials available and answer any questions.

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

When everyone is ready, start the timer and get building! It's magical to watch your children focus so hard on a project. It's also hilarious to watch them try to work at speed, but be delicate at the same time as to not knock over the tower!

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Allow towers to be rebuilt if they get knocked over. Depending on the age of the kids, it may even be wise to help with the re-building process to avoid them getting upset and giving up. Be flexible with the rules. 

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

We took several turns at the challenge, changing the rules slightly each time. For example, limiting the number or size of the cups that could be used.

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

This activity is also a fun way to enjoy some friendly competition, although we're not too sure Dad took the defeat too well!

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

This is a great STEAM based challenge. It requires careful thinking and is such a good workout for those fine motor skills. Once you have finished the challenge, why not team up as a family and try to build a tower as tall as Mom or Dad!

Make Time Together Creative Challenge: Tower Building

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