Global Cardboard Challenge

On Thursday, October 5th fourth graders in Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Hill, and Mr. Oy’s classes used their creativity, critical thinking skills, and imagination to build something awesome using only cardboard, tape, and paint.  The students had so much fun researching, designing, and building.  Our favorite quote of the day came from Melissa, when she said, “I never knew cardboard could be this fun!” 

In 2011, the world learned about a ten-year-old boy named Caine, who used cardboard to build an arcade in the back of his father’s used auto parts store in Los Angeles.  A filmmaker named Nirvan noticed the arcade when he bought a part at the store, and organized a surprise flash-mob.  This lead to the video “Caine’s Arcade,” which has been seen by almost 6 million people.

The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event that began on October 6, 2012, the one year anniversary of the flash-mob.  A total of 776,724 participants from 80 different countries have participated.

To learn more about the Cardboard Challenge you can go to  You can view the video that inspired this movement on YouTube – search for “Caine’s Arcade.”  To see additional pictures from the 4th grade Cardboard Challenge, please visit our McKinna page on Twitter (@McKinnaCougars).

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