This exciting science game for kids sees players compete to make the tallest tower out of paper. If they are to claim victory, they’ll need to think strategically, creatively and resourcefully. This game can also be a fun way to help kids build social skills and teamwork skills.
Top tip!Use a fan to put the kids’ towers to the test! Are their towers sturdy enough to stay standing?
- 5 sheets of paper for each player or team
- sticky tape
- tape measure
- fan (optional)
About the activity
Working individually or in teams, players must try to build the tallest tower possible using only five sheets of paper and some sticky tape. Give the players 5-10 minutes to build their towers, either on the floor or on a table. At the end of the game, measure each of the towers to find out the winner!
In this game, sturdiness is just as important as height – if the tower falls over before it can be measured then it’s automatically disqualified from the game!