Calling anyone and everyone who would like to inspire children in your life – yours, your students, other children in your community – to take part in the 2014 Cardboard Challenge.
Let children design and build anything they want with cardboard or any recyclable materials. Fun and creativity is the name of the game! Maybe it's actually a game, like Caine, a nine-year-old boy who was inspired to do when he designed an entire cardboard arcade business. Perhaps it's an artistic, biodegradable herb spiral. Or, it might be as simple as a life-size composting scarecrow. The only limit is the creativity of the designer!
The Cardboard Challenge stems from the inspiring story of Caine's Archade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U). Now it is an annual GLOBAL event presented by Imagination Foundation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9c-4dX4Hk). In September, kids of all ages all over the world are invited to design and build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination. Then, on Saturday, October 11th communities are brought together the share and perhaps play one another's designs. Well, what if we not only did so with our local communities, but also our international, online permaculture community?
This is a wonderful opportunity for children to play, learn, and use simple materials (resources) in new and creative ways to design and build what they can imagine. Children will be able to:
Pursue their passions
Engage in critical thinking
Collaborate with others (potential inter-generational community building)
Practice planning, building, deconstructing, revising, and ultimately resilient behavior to adapt and overcome challenges
Innovate and test the limits of design
Unite communities... and we can show our children we support such creativity
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