This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end... whatever! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it...This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.
Balloon and straw tower. Competition and activity to promote group work, team work, etc. Give teams tape, balloons, and straws. Give them a time limit. The goal is to create the tallest structure that can stand alone.