Challenge Island Junior – Saturday Animal Adventures!

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Hands-On STEAM games for kids of all ages!

Calling all creature-loving kids to Challenge Island’s® Animal Island™ adventure! You and your island tribe of friends will engineer your way through the Animal Kingdom exploring life in diverse habitats – from the great lakes to the oceans, from rainforests to deserts to ice and the pets that live in our homes. Overcome incredible challenges using only the materials in your treasure chest and the power of your imagination! A wildly exciting time awaits every boy and girl on Challenge Island’s® Animal Island™! Kids are grouped in teams (island tribes) by grade; K-1st / 2nd-3rd / 4th-5th.

In our unplugged programs, kids receive all 5 aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) AND have opportunity to develop their soft skills (life skills) in Communication, Collaboration, Critical & Creative Thinking, Flexibility, Sociability, Initiative, Leadership, and Perseverance Through Difficulty. At Challenge Island, we are dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for our kids and our communities by helping you prepare your child to succeed in the 21st century.

At Challenge Island we believe that you are never too young to start imagining, creating and thinking big! Our Challenge Island Jr. programs scale down our regular challenges to a level just right for Pre-K and K.

  • Challenge Island introduces preschoolers to the wonders of science, the thrill of engineering and joy of creative thinking through hands-on S.T.E.A.M. experiences. Because our signature challenges are Child-Driven, they naturally adapt to each child and tribe’s developmental level.
  • Our proprietorial programming helps foster critical 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, problem solving, showing initiative, and public speaking in preschool age children.  We are dedicated to ensuring a brighter future for our kids and our communities by helping you prepare even the littlest students to succeed today and tomorrow.
  • Preschoolers thrill to our signature Island spirit.  The music, the whimsy, the journeys to fantastical islands are so exciting to them that they hardly notice all the meaty academic and life skills they are acquiring in the process.  Our littlest CI natives soak up all the sun and learning of the Challenge Island Experience.
  • Challenge Island can be offered as an in-class preschool experience or as an after-preschool extension opportunity.
  • Year-Round outsourced STEAM curriculum for preschools is available.

Select Saturdays through March! Learn more and sign up below:

Challenge Island Junior at GLCM!