It’s so nice to have the boys back and the activities going forward. I miss them when they aren’t here.
Sometimes when we pick an activity I wonder how in the world we’re going to do it.
Today’s activity made me feel that way. As a matter of fact it was actually chosen before the boys went back to be with their dad; I kept putting it off and finding other things for us to do.
I couldn’t put it off any longer… my young’n was having none of it. He wanted to do it and he wanted to do it NOW!
Activity Number 22 – Paper Tower Competition
Yes, you heard me correctly. Paper Towers
I believe now you understand my putting it off. I am not an engineer and have no idea how to build a paper tower. Yes, yes, yes, I was intimidated by paper – don’t judge. 😉
Well, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had imagined and actually quite fun.
We teamed up, set the timer, built our little hearts out, had some failures, regrouped, started over, and finished with great success!
By the way, ‘that little something’ was just in that last little blurb. Did you catch it?
Life is full of things that scare us, intimidate us, make us nervous, but we need to step out in faith, have some failures, learn from those failures, regroup and get right back to it in order for success to come your way.
Tweet: Step out in faith, have some failures, learn from those failures, regroup and get right back to it in order for success to come your way.
That’s exactly what we did! Exactly
A little friendly competition is good for all of us; it sets our sights just a little bit higher and gives us a desire to be better than we are right now (huh, that could be another ‘little something’)
Ok, go ahead Tweet: A little friendly competition is good for all of us; it sets our sights just a little bit higher and gives us a desire to be better than we are right now
WOW! Two ‘little somethings’ for the price of one today! Apparently I’m running a special and didn’t know it! 🙂
Here’s what we did:
Set a timer: we decided on 15 minutes (which wasn’t long enough)
Give each team a stack of paper and roll of tape: we used scotch and masking tape, but discovered the masking tape worked better
There is only one rule: the towers can be created and designed in any fashion BUT each team may only use the paper and the tape (well and the flat surface of a table or something) nothing else may be added for support or for any other use.
Tallest Tower Wins: We had a clear winner in our case. However, our winners gave us honorable mention for our design.
Regardless of winning or losing it was fun to spend time together doing something that required us to work together.
Not to mention after it was all over, we got to knock em down!!
Till Next Time,
What are some fun ways you and your family compete?
4 thoughts on “☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 22”
I didn’t catch why he wasn’t allowed to knock down the other tower? No Wheel?? Haha. He was very good to follow orders! Soooo tempting to knock all the towers down. 😉 .. You have good kids Robyn.
Peter Jones (Dragons Den) has a phrase I’ve always liked: There’s no such thing as failure. Only feedback. We learn from everything so it’s not really a fail at all. 🙂
Funny you should ask about why he wasn’t allowed to knock down the other tower…his brother never gave a reason why but moved into an entirely different conversation about the topic wheel we are creating. That’s what the wheel was about. We are in the process of making a ‘wheel of fortune’ type wheel (on a much smaller scale..lol) for picking our activities. Thanks for noticing I have good kids. I think Peter Jones has a great phrase!
Genius. That’s all I have to say on this matter. Keep having fun. xx