Caine's Arcade and the Cardboard Challenge

Posted by Alison Ruoff on 9/22/2016

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. 
 
We will be having our 1st Global Cardboard Challenge here in Room 2 on Friday, September 30th in the afternoon after our field trip to Candy Apple Orchard.  All parents are welcome to join us after we get back (around 1:00pm) to 2:30.  If you do plan on attending please shoot me a quick email response.  We will continue our challenge on Monday and Tuesday with reflection and sharing.  We will prepare for our Cardboard Challenge on Thursday, September 29th by watching the videos below and discussing what we will do.  
 
How You Can Help:
 
  • Please send any cardboard you would like to donate to this project to school with your child the morning of Friday, September 30th.  I am asking that you not send it in prior to our event because I don't have adequate space to store it.
  • Please check out why creative play is important here: http://cardboardchallenge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DFC-Cardboard-Challenge-Playbook-2016.pdf
  • If you can't send in cardboard supplies it is ok.  Everyone will be working together and I am going to enlist the help of Mr. Dave, our janitor, to round up as many cardboard things for us as possible.  

Caine's Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.