Family Instant Challenge #2

The winner of our #1 Family Instant Challenge is Kairi Richardson, Grade 6, Mount Garfield Middle School, Palisade, CO. Check out her video here: Video Solution


Challenge: Caught in the Act

You are a spy. While out one day on a normal mission, you suddenly hear someone coming! You’ve been caught… or have you?


Challenge: Your team is to create a 2 minute performance about a spy getting caught in the act. The team must describe the mission the spy is trying to accomplish. They must also incorporate creative sound effects and create spy gadgets, gizmos and more to add to their story. During their performance, the team will roll a die. If the number is even, the spy gets away, if the number is odd, the spy gets caught.


Time: 22 minutes plus time to collect materials
Part One: 20 minutes
The team will have 20 minutes to plan out the story, come up with possible endings, create sound effects, build a spy gadget, and build costumes, props, or set pieces.
Part Two: 2 minutes per team
Each team will have 2 minutes to perform. About 1/2 way through the performance, have a team member roll the die to learn which ending you should do.


Materials (Or really anything you have around the house)
  • 1 cardboard box
  • 1 plastic table cloth
  • 1 sheet of paper
  • 2 toilet paper tubes
  • 5 spoons
  • 10 straws
  • paper clips
  • Chenille stems
  • tape
  • scissors
  • 1 box of markers


  • 25 points for the creativity of the mission (story, set and/or costumes)
  • 20 points for creativity of the sound effects
  • 20 points for the creativity of the spy gadgets
  • 15 points for the creativity of the ending (no points are given if the ending is incorrect)
  • 20 points for teamwork


After you video tape your family performance, please email Kate and she will give you instructions on how to submit.
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