Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. In the month of September, kids are challenged to create and build using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on October 5th, 2013 (the anniversary of the flash mob that came out to make Caine’s day in the short film) communities all around the world will come together and play!
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for children to play and learn by using simple materials to build the things they imagine. The Cardboard Challenge:
- lets children explore their interests and passions
- teaches valuable "21st Century" skills like critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork
- brings communities together to foster and celebrate child creativity
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an open-ended design challenge for children of any age, challenging their imaginations through creative play.
Use "Caine's Arcade" as inspiration, then work with kids to build something awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Do it anywhere - schools, backyards, parking lots. Rules, themes, and timelines are yours to determine.
The Global Cardboard Challenge culminates on Oct 5th, a day of play commemorating the flash mob that came out to make Caine’s day in the short film). Invite family, friends and community members to come out and celebrate child creativity. Block parties, show-and-tells, open houses - It's up to you.
Share pictures, video and stories from your Cardboard Challenge (#cardboardchallenge) on Twitter and other social media platforms. Help us build the movement to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids around the world.
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