Build a 4th of July Rocket!

By July 3, 2017 Uncategorized

Whether you need a 4th of July activity with your kids or just want ideas for summer fun, building a rocket is a Challenge Island approved activity that you can do yourself.

You will need:

An empty water bottle

Thin straw

Wide straw


Make the launcher:

Hold the thin straw about an inch down into the mouth of the bottle.

Wrap a ball of clay about the size of a quarter around the bottle opening, sealing it tightly.

Squeeze the bottle to make sure no air escapes.

Make the rocket:

Seal up one end of a wide straw with a small ball of clay.

Place the open end of the straw over the thinner straw on the launcher.

Blast off!

Wrap both hands around the bottle and squeeze sharply in the middle.

Your rocket should fly through the air!

Challenge Island Summer Camps
This DIY rocket and tons of other kid friendly activities are a part of Challenge Island’s STEAMtastic summer camps and afterschool enrichment programs. It’s not too late to sign up! Some Challenge Island locations are still offering sign-ups for camp, and back-to-school is around the corner.

Author Sharon Estroff

Our Tribal Leader and CEO, Sharon Duke Estroff M.A.T., is among our greatest assets. Her vision of what learning is meant to be and her gifted ability to plan the perfect lesson that is simultaneously incredibly exciting and chockful of educational benefits is on every single piece of programming in our vast resource library (which includes hundreds of hours of material that can be used across our profit centers and is constantly growing in size). An award-winning educator with over two decades of teaching experience in Atlanta public and private schools, Sharon started Challenge Island in her second grade classroom and began running it as an enrichment business using the current model in 2003. Despite the fast growth of her company, she continues to personally create and tests every challenge with real live teachers and kids before releasing it to the franchisees.

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