2015 Cardboard Challenge

Get inspired & Create

Celebrate A Day Of Play

Poway Unified School District Global Cardboard Challenge

Poway, CA

United States

Teachers from 7 different Poway Unified School District sites, ranging from elementary school through high school, will be hosting cardboard challenges. Activities are taking place at school sites from 9/27-10/7. Over 350 students from across the district will be participating in the 2016 PUSD Cardboard Challenge.

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.