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. Each year, the Global Cardboard Challenge culminates in a global day of play on the first Saturday of October, the 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.
Visit www.cardboardchallenge.com to learn more. And help us engage 1 Million Kids in 70 Countries in Creative Play this year!
Special Thanks: The 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge is made possible by the support of our wonderful sponsors and partners. A special thank you to Mattress Firm, our national ‘Challenge America’ sponsor, and Makedo, our partners in creative play.
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 Caine's Arcade 2 video that launched our Imagination Foundation and Global Cardboard Challenge: