So we’re totally behind on this, but I finally got around to participating in the Instant Challenge hosted by Michelle @ Delightful Learning. It’s called “Up for a Challenge?” and it is a weekly meme geared towards encouraging students to participate in teamwork, critical thinking and creative problem solving by working on a challenge.

We started with the first challenge: Build a Bridge!

As you can see my son wasn’t too into this project, but he did eventually build his own bridge…unfortunately a 0/50 for teamwork for this guy today.

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After several attempts from my 3yr old to ‘help’ her sister, she finally gave up as well. My 6yr old ended up finishing the project by herself:

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Our score:

  • 10/10 points for a finished bridge
  • 20/50 points for 4 weights held by bridge before collapsing!
  • 20/20 points for creativity, (this was hard to judge, I mean she’s 6 and did it, so I think that’s pretty creative!)
  • 5/20 points for teamwork, though it wasn’t her fault the team bailed!
  • 20/20 points for extra credit work…okay, not in the challenge directions, but she went onto create a bridge as long as 52 cards would allow!


This was a fun first challenge for us, and up next : Boat Race! For more information on how to participate in the Instant Challenges click here!

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