Cardboard Challenge

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Zervas Gymnasium

What is a Cardboard Challenge?
The Cardboard Challenge is a fun learning experience that fosters 21st century skills like creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, perseverance, collaboration, and critical thinking. Cardboard Challenges are a global phenomenon led by and sparked by “Caine’s Arcade” – a garage full of cardboard video games made by a 9-year old in 2012. To date nearly 1 million kids in 20 countries have participated in a Cardboard Challenge.

What will we do at the Cardboard Challenge?
Re-using donated cardboard boxes of different sizes and shapes, participants will brainstorm crazy ideas, make sketches, build and test their creations, then play and interact with other people’s creations. Participants have made everything from marble mazes in pizza boxes to human whack-a-moles as well as robots, space stations, miniature dunk-tanks and life-size pod racers. What will your kids make?

Who can participate?
We encourage everyone who attends to participate – kids of all ages, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc… there is no age limit on being creative!

Why is Zervas hosting a Cardboard Challenge?
The Zervas PTO and administration believe this will:
• engage children in creative play
• foster creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork
• give children an opportunity to explore their interests and passions, and make things that have an impact on others
• bring together the Zervas community

What does it cost to attend? Do I RSVP?
It’s free! And no RSVP necessary.

What do I bring?
You don’t need to bring anything, but if you want you can bring cardboard, scissors, tape and any craft materials to help decorate what you build. And bring a snack, if you need it – there will not be food provided.

Looking for more info?
Caine’s Arcade:
Global Cardboard Challenge: