Special Events

Global Cardboard Challenge - Engineering Task

Inviting the World to Play

Since 2012, in the fall of each year, kids everywhere take part in the Cardboard Challenge as a way to gear up for Imagination’s Day of Play. It all began following the overwhelming success of the short film, 'Caine's Arcade’, the story of a 9-year boy and his elaborate cardboard arcade.

Imagination’s Day of Play commemorates the flash mob that came out to make Caine's day in the film. It’s an opportunity for communities all over the world to come together in big and small ways to celebrate the creativity of kids just like Caine!

Why host?

  • Kids learn to host of 21st century skills and attitudes, like critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork.

  • It's an opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild, explore their passions and discover new ideas.

  • Communities are strengthened through Day of Play activities as people come together to collaborate and celebrate child creativity.

Sign Up

Register for the Day of Play below, and create your user/event page. Tell us about yourself and where your event is taking place, and get access to helpful resources for you and your kids! Team Imagination is here to help you.