KIDS MAKE STUFF

Building Towers

Who can build the highest towers?

Category: Games Time frame: half an hour
Age: Where:
Level: easy What you need: everyday objects
Keywords: tower, building, blocks
 
Article written by CrazyCat

The idea is simple: Take a fixed amount of toy building blocks and try to build a tower as high as possible.  There are hundreds of ways to build a tower and it's fun to figure out which one is the best strategy.

We use Jenga blocks to do this, but most building blocks are suitable. You can build teams (the team which can build the tallest tower wins) or just build one tower as a team and then just sart over and try to get higher and higher with different strategies.

Here's our winning tower from our last session: