Cardboard Challenge




1. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something

“firms are keen to encourage creativity”

Synonyms: inventiveness; imagination; innovation; originality; individuality; artistry; expressiveness; vision

Oxford Dictionary may use the above definition for creativity but after reading this article about 9-year-old Caine Monroy, it wouldn’t be surprising if we saw a picture of Caine Monroy and his arcade project next to the definition of creativity in the future!

Caine created an arcade out of cardboard boxes, tape, and other affordable supplies in his father’s auto parts store in Los Angeles.  What started as a fun summer project to “keep him out of trouble” has blossomed into an international movement after being featured in a short film Caine’s Arcade.

The Imagination Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the filmmaker and is dedicating to fostering creative and imaginative play in children and communities.  Its biggest event is the #GlobalCardboardChallenge which will be happening on Saturday October 10th. Last year, there were 125,000 participants across 46 countries around the world.

Kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials, and their imagination.  Next week in our hometown of Toronto, there are 2 #CardboardChallenge events open to the public:

Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this fun and creative day!  If you’re not able to attend, feel free to hold your own #CardboardChallenge in your own backyard or living room.  Take pictures and share with us #peekaboostplay via twitter, instagram or facebook. We would love to see what you and your kids come up with.  #AnythingIsPossible


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