Instant Challenge : That Sinking Feeling


Your challenge is to create a skit using musical skills to save people on a sinking ship.


You will have 5 minutes to use your imagination to create a PERFORMANCE, and 2 minutes to PRESENT your performance.

The Scene:

You are musicians on a ship. The ship is in trouble and the captain comes to you for help. Use your imagination and musical skills to save the people.


  • 1 cup
  • 1 balloon
  • 4 marbles
  • paper tube
  • paper bag
  • 2 rubber bands

Scoring: You will receive

  • A. Up to 40 points for the creativity of your solution
  • B. Up to 20 points for the creativity of your performance
  • C. Up to 20 points for how creatively you use the materials
  • C. Up to 20 points for how well your team works together
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