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Destination Imagination Instant Challenges

May 27, 2012

Looking for a way to engage your kids’ brains this summer?  Or a quick solution to hearing “I’m bored” on a rainy day?  Invite a few friends over to do Instant Challenges.

Instant Challenges are a part of the Destination Imagination program but can also be used at home or school.  They are written challenges that require a team (2-7 students) to think quickly on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of 5-8 minutes.

“In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.” (Source:

Instant Challenges allow students to develop:
· The ability to assess and use available materials in creative ways.
· A knack for improvisation.
· A collaboration of efforts.
· Their engineering skills.
· A flair for performance.
· Time-management strategies.
· Teamwork.

You can download 5 free Instant Challenges here.

Once your kids have tried Instant Challenges, they may also want to join a Destination Imagination team.  This blog is a great resource that describes perfectly what Destination Imagination is all about!!

Additional information can be found at the following websites:


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