The Global Cardboard Challenge is an
annual initiative of the Imagination Foundation. Inspired by the short film, "Caine's
Arcade," the Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity
and the role communities can play in fostering it. This year's Challenge aims to
engage 1 million kids in 70 countries in creative play! See what the youth in your
community can accomplish with a little cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.
It's easy to get involved...
1. Join the Movement
Watch Caine’s Arcade and Caine’s Arcade 2: From a Movie
to a Movement and visit
http://www.imagination.is/cardboard_challenge. A Cardboard Challenge can
be just a few families building together in their backyard or it can be a huge school-wide/community
initiative. The Global Cardboard Challenge kicks off in September and culminates
in a global Day of Play on Oct 5th, 2013. You can plan a month-long
Cardboard Challenge - with multiple days for kids to design and build their projects
- or you can organize a one-day event on the Day of Play - it's up to you.
2. Sign up to
Host a Cardboard Challenge
Organizers have hosted their events at schools, community
centers, backyards, homes, libraries - even parking lots! Visit www.imagination.is to get more details on the Cardboard
Challenge and how you can participate. Read the FAQ and Sign Up to Host. In a few weeks, you'll receive
an Organizer Playbook and an invitation to join the Organizer Community - where
you can share ideas and inspiration with organizers around the world. You’ll have
access to tips on how to make your Day of Play a day to remember!
3. Get FREE Cardboard
& Craft Supplies
As the national ‘Challenge America’ sponsor, we are
excited to support creativity by supplying local organizations and schools with
cardboard and craft supplies. You can support the movement by dropping off craft supplies
at any participating Mattress Firm location. We’re saving truckloads of cardboard
that will be delivered throughout the month of September with the donated craft
supplies. Request a delivery for your Cardboard Challenge by filling out this short
4. Share Your
The story of "Caine’s Arcade" helped to launch
a movement. Your experience/stories will keep the creativity movement going. Take
lots of pictures and video throughout your Cardboard Challenge, write a blog entry,
post on Twitter and Facebook (using @imagination, @cainesarcade and the #cardboardchallenge
and #dayofplay hashtags), and share your stories with the world!