Saturday, Oct. 5 promises to be a day of fun and play for families at Cleveland Children's Museum (http://www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org). Grab your kids, and head downtown for a day that is sure to keep every family member smiling.
The museum is partnering with Mattress Firm (http://www.mattressfirm.com) to host the 2013 Caine's Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge, as part of their partnership with the Imagination Foundation (http://www.imagination.is), which will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This event is called "a worldwide celebration of activity" which is inspired by the film "Caine's Arcade." The intent of the celebration is to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in children using cardboard and recycled materials to design and make their own creations.
The event has an amusement park theme, and there will be a group of student engineers there who will help in the design and implementation of the children’s ideas. The museum is expecting 300 - 500 families to participate.
Children will use materials collected and donated by the Mattress Firm to design their cardboard creations. These materials will include cardboard, markers, crayons, scissors, tape, glue and other supplies. The most important thing, of course, is for children to let their creativity and imagination run wild.
The first Global Cardboard Challenge took place in October 2012, when more than 270 events were organized in 41 countries, across six continents, all by volunteers. This year, the worldwide goal is to engage one million children from 70 countries in imaginative and creative play.
Steve Stagner, president and CEO of Mattress Firm, says that supporting the Cardboard Challenge “offers us the unique opportunity to connect with, and inspire, members of our local community, and also allows us to showcase the important role that sleep plays in fostering creativity in children.”
The Cleveland Children’s Museum is located at 10730 Euclid Avenue. To find a map, go to: