Give the Gift of Creativity this Holiday Season

By: Tina Shaffer

Looking for some creative gift ideas for your children or students this holiday season? Why not give them the gift that encourages them to use their creativity and imagination?

In Destination Imagination (DI), students have the opportunity to unleash their creative genius, while exploring, making and creating. Through our program, they will also learn invaluable life skills including teamwork, perseverance, critical thinking, courage, project management and self-confidence. Students who have participated in Destination Imagination say they believe participation helped them improve their grades and do better in school, improved their self-confidence, helped them become better communicators, enhanced their respect for others, and improved their creativity and problem solving skills.

How does it work? Each season, students form Destination Imagination teams (in and outside of school) and select one of six available DI Challenges in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the arts and service learning. DI also offers a non-competetive Rising Stars! Challenge for early learners. After selecting a Challenge, team members then work together to brainstorm, design and create a solution to their Challenge. And because all of our Challenges are open-ended, the sky is the limit for innovation!

If you’re a parent, click here to check out our Parent Guide and find out how your children can join more than 200,000 others across the globe in celebrating their creativity. If you’re an educator and would like to find out more about the many benefits of incorporating Destination Imagination into your 21 century  classroom, click here.

To learn more about the Destination Imagination program and find out how you and your children or students can get involved, contact Darlene Courter at [email protected] or by phone at 856.324.4697.


Hear directly from parents on ways the Destination Imagination program has benefitted their children: