2015 Cardboard Challenge

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Cardboard Challenge

Design for Change Cardboard Challenge

Ottawa, Ontario


We are a group of 3 teachers (Amy Eaton, Patricia Roche and Adriana Porcari) from St. Bernard School in Ottawa. We are combining our grade 6 class along with grade 2 students in a cardboard challenge. We challenge them to be as creative as they can be with cardboard. We challenge them to build what their hearts desire. Follow our #hashtag #cardboardchallengeBER

Share Your Creations with the World!

Inviting The World To Play

The Global Cardboard Challenge began in 2012, following the overwhelming success of the short film, 'Caine's Arcade'. In 2017, we hope to surpass 1 million child participants!


Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, a day that commemorates the flash mob that made Caine's day in the short film, communities come together and play!


Here are a few resources to help you host an awesome Cardboard Challenge.