Our Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual challenge that invites kids around the world to design and build awesome creations using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. The challenge culminates in a Global Day of Play on October 5th, marking the 2nd anniversary of the flashmob in the "Caine's Arcade" short film, bringing communities together to celebrate the creativity and imagination of children around the world.
Our goal this year is to engage 1 Million Kids in 70 Countries in Creative Play.
Timeline: During the month of September, children participating in the Challenge will design and build cardboard creations in schools, community centers, backyards, homes, libraries, even parking lots; then on October 5th, commemorating the flash mob that came out to make Caine’s day in the short film, communities will come together and play. You can start planning and organizing for your event now: Get Involved
History: Our first Cardboard Challenge took place in the fall of 2012 with 270+ events in 41 countries organized around the world. Kids repurposed cardboard into games, toys, robots and spaceships - whatever they could imagine. Along the way they learned about teamwork, problem solving, creativity and the value of recycling. Some Challenge events also raised money for various non-profits chosen by the kids, raising tens-of-thousands of dollars for good causes, and introducing kids to social entrepreneurship.
Watch the video that officially launched the Imagination Foundation and Global Cardboard Challenge: