2015 Cardboard Challenge

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McKowns Cardboard Challenge

Design for Change Cardboard Challenge

Ringgold, GA

United States

My advanced content class watched Caines Arcade and were inspired to creat a cardboard arcade of their own and collect donations for various charities and causes of their choice. My students researched their cause and are ready to represent it to those patrons attending today’s event. They are very excited and ready for others to try out their games. They have made a basketball game, skeeball game, vending machine, wheel of luck, and other games. This was a great lesson in STEM learning along with giving back to their community. It’s going to be great!

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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.