Why should I host a Cardboard Challenge?
By hosting a Cardboard Challenge, you are joining our global community of parents, teachers, and business and nonprofit leaders who are helping us realize our mission of fostering creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.
The Cardboard Challenge is a fun, easy to organize learning experience that fosters creativity and other 21st century skills. Skills like:
• ingenuity and resourcefulness
• collaboration and teamwork
• critical thinking
Give it a try!
What Is Creative Play?
When Is the Global Cardboard Challenge?
Although Cardboard Challenges can take place any time of year in any context (e.g., schools, homes, wherever), during the fall the Challenge coincides with Imagination’s Day of Play, a special day in early October that commemorates the flash mob that came out to make Caine’s day in the short film. It’s a opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate child imagination.
How do I host a Cardboard Challenge?
A Cardboard Challenge can happen in school or outside school. If you’re a parent, host one in your backyard with friends and family, or team up with a local school, business, nonprofit or other community organization. If you’re an educator, organize a Cardboard Challenge with your class, or get the entire school school involved. You can also host a Challenge for the kids in your after-school club or youth organization or through your company. Check out a few of the resources available on this site, and join the Facebook Group, “Global Cardboard Challenge for Everyone.”
How can my school participate?
How do I share pictures/videos and connect with other Global Cardboard Challenge participants?
Remember to join our Facebook Group to share ideas, tips & suggestions, photos and videos, stories and reflections with other Organizers.
Can we fundraise?
Are there guidelines for promoting my Cardboard Challenge?
Naming Your Event
As there may be multiple events in a city, it’s a good idea to name your Challenge something specific, e.g. [Your Organization’s] Awesome Cardboard Challenge or ‘[Your Organization’s] Cardboard Arcade Extravaganza, etc.., If you are thinking about hosting a large city-wide event, email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is already an event being planned in your city.
We insist that all Cardboard Challenges affiliated with Imagination.org are not-for-profit events. If you sell Fun Passes, tickets, etc, proceeds can be used to raise money for school programs or donated to a charity or nonprofit. Past Cardboard Challenge events have either been free or raised funds for various great causes, including local food banks, community gardens, library and school programs, childhood cancer research, gorilla habitats and Imagination.org!
If we can’t host a Day of Play on the October date, can we still participate?
What is the mission of Imagination.org?
What is the Design for Change Cardboard Challenge?
Register for the DFC Cardboard Challenge on the Cardboard Challenge homepage by selecting the ‘I want to take the DFC Cardboard Challenge’ checkbox and download the DFC Cardboard Challenge Playbook for tips and ideas. Don’t forget to share with the world using the hashtags #CardboardChallenge and #DFC. Read more about Design for Change here.