I have started using challenges like these once a week during lunch for small groups of junior high students to promote improved social interaction. Students come on a voluntary basis, but some students are referred by teachers because they have limited friendships and/or weak social skills. These opportunities help build relationships for my students on the autism spectrum. I also use these challenges in literature classes to promote collaborative problem solving, improved executive function and writing. Challenges are fun and interactive and built on areas of interest for 5th-8th grade students.