Looking for a fun way to keep your kids busy inside on a rainy or snowy day? Challenge them to build a tower that reaches all the way to the ceiling! This is an activity that is wonderful for mixed age groups. It is also a favorite birthday party activity. Don’t get rid of those DUPLO blocks (affiliate link) just because you don’t have toddlers any more! I have even used them to entertain Mike’s college-age cousins!
Engineering Challenge for Kids: Build a Tall Tower
I always enjoy watching my kids strategize these tower building sessions. For this one, we were at my brother’s house (not surprisingly, he owns many of the same toys we own). The kids decided that the best way to build was to lean it against a wall BUT over by the stairs so that they could have easy access to the top.
They also discovered that putting wooden blocks around the base helps to stabilize their tower! These particular blocks are hollow, but even light blocks like these makes a big difference in tower stability!
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MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
10 thoughts on “Engineering Challenge for Kids: Build a Tall Tower”
Love the little hands peeking out from the top of the tower. :)
You have such great engineers! What a great idea to use the wall for support and the stairs to build higher!!!
I thought that was clever :)
Clever! I was just thinking that one of the kiddos doesn’t look like yours :)
I can just imagine the kids trying to build all the way up to our 25 foot ceilings.
25 foot ceilings? That is amazing!!!
Love this MaryAnne – such a fantastic idea
Love that picture of the hand with a stack of bricks poking through the railing! Great tower – well done, kids!
I’m totally going to use this…my kids would LOVE it!!
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