Wonder who is Caine?
Caine is this amazing 9-year-old who made an entire arcade by himself. A video was made of him here, released online in April 2012, became viral. Caine’s arcade didn’t just make him famous; it helped him raise a 6-figure scholarship fund. More than that, Caine inspired the big kids to start a foundation called ‘Imagination Foundation’ that will in turn benefit countless other kids. Talk about a ripple effect. And excuse me, who said unstructured, self-intiated play wasn’t purposeful?
What is Imagination Foundation?
Its mission is to ” find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.”
What has Caine’s Arcade, Imagination Foundation gotta do with us and The Playful 16! Challenge?
The Imagination Foundation is launching its first ever Global Cardboard Challenge on 6 October, 2012, Saturday. It will be a day for kids to come out and play. Just think of it as a Global Day of Play.
This challenge is all about kids (and their parents) creating something awesome out of cardboard, and imagination. Then coming together with other families to play with these creations.
There is also an opportunity to raise fund for either the Imagination Foundation OR a Local Charity.
SOOOOO….What is happening HERE?
I want to join into this global playfulness! And I want to see how many other playful families I can get to come together with their creations to have a pop-up (flash mob?) arcade!
So for this week, I would like to invite you and your kids to start creating something out of cardboard. It can be anything! really! Do take 11 minutes to view the video of Caine’s arcade when you can, and you will be just inspired at the possibilities!
Here are some links to help you get started on this fun project!
Watch Caine’s Arcade video.
Watch and read about Caine’s Arcade 2: The Global Cardboard Challenge.
Starter list of resources to help you build your cardboard creations.
Wanna Come Out and Play With Me?
If you would like to join me in our casual get-together on 5 October, please hop over to this other page for details!
Come on, INVITE SOMEONE ELSE TO COME OUT AND PLAY too!