Zipline Race – Yash Gupta

Welcome to the Zipline Race!! 

In this activity, kids were asked to create a device capable of carrying an object(for example a lego figure) over a zipline. The winner is the team or individual who moved their object over the zipline three times the fastest. 

For a demonstration, click here.

When I was first presented with this challenge, I was stumped and could only think of a single device. So when I saw these kids create 2 -3 prototypes in just 15 minutes was outstanding, That just goes to show you the power of a child’s imagination.


  • String for the Zipline 
  • Duct Tape
  • Scotch Tape
  • 1 Paper Towel Roll 
  • 2 Rubber bands 
  • 2 Popsicle Sticks 
  • 2 Paper Clips 
  • 1 Lego Figure (The object can be anything you want) 


  1. Set up the Zipline using Duct tape against a wall of about 4 feet 
  2. Give the kids 15 minutes to plan and create their devices 
  3. RACE!!! 

For a demonstration, click here.

I highly recommend you try this activity out with your kids or family, because who doesn’t love ziplines!


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