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We are excited to be participating in The Asheville Cardboard Challenge…a fun, family event filled with innovation and creativity. Join us!
This fall, Asheville fourth and fifth graders at the Asheville City Elementary Schools have been designing and constructing cardboard arcade games leading up to events at their individual schools. Students have used the Engineer Game Design Process, which includes brainstorming, creating a draft, building a prototype, play-testing their game, and then altering their game based on their outcomes from the play testing.
Each individual school will have projects selected to be part an arcade at the November 5 event. In addition, a “play space” will be available for the community to build their own cardboard games and structures.
The Asheville Cardboard Challenge is part of the 5th annual Global Cardboard Challenge, which is presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. The event was inspired by the viral short film “Caine’s Arcade.” Caine was a 9-year-old in Los Angeles who built a cardboard arcade inside his father’s used auto parts store; a filmmaker happened to see it, organized a flash mob to show up and play the games, then created a short film to share the arcade with the world.
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