Think! Challenge- Week 4

This week's challenge is a little harder and it requires a few more materials but it is lots of fun! Put the following items on the table: 3 drinking straws6 toothpicks3 large marshmallows (if you don't have any use 3 bandaids)3 round plastic tops (size doesn't really matter -- we used the tops to bottled water)18 lifesavers (or cherrios or fruit loops)small appleTell students to raise the apple off the ground as high as possible for as long as possible. This time, they may use scissors during "construction" but may not use them to elevate the apple. Remember, the focus is the thinking part so if you don't have the exact materials, don't worry about it, just go with what you have. It is supposed to be fun and require no planning!

This is the first time we've taken part in the Think! weekly challenges and my boys had a lot of fun!
Rylan used 3 caps, 3 marshmallows, 3 straws and 1 toothpick to lift his [plum] off the table 7.5 inches. It stayed for just under a minute.

Cohen was more interested in playing around with the items than actually making much. But he did use 3 toothpicks, 3 marshmallows, 3 straws and 3 caps to lift his plum about 1/2 an inch.

Cale tried. But in his frustration he stomped off....maybe next time...


  1. What a great activity! I think mine would like doing something like that. Reminds me of the things they do on the PBS show "Zoom." Looks like they are feeling better...yay!

  2. Cool idea! I'm going to check out that link.. my kids would love the idea of suspending fruit in mid-air with "stuff"!

  3. what a great activity.. makes for great problem solving and thinking outside the box

  4. Cool! We may have to try this at home. My boys love this kind of stuff!

  5. What a great activity! I think my hubs would get a kick out of this, too! :) I can entertain ALL my boys!

    So glad you came by and commented on "just surviving". It's nice to know I'm not the only one struggling with it and wanting to improve.

    So nice to meet you!

  6. Hi thanks for stopping by. Hope you wil do so again soon.
    I love your boys names. My Brodies middle name is Kael and not we couldn't decide between Parker and Cohen.
    Great names!!!

  7. I am such a fan of this too! What a fun mommy you are. I could see my oldest enjoying this, and my girl getting frustrated.. But we'll have to add this to our list of things to try.. Very fun!!!

  8. I just finished reading about 'THINK' on another blog! I love it :) We're going to have to try this out. Hope you are having a great week,