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Narragansett Pier School Library: Cardboard Challenge

The Challenge

he Cardboard ChallengeCreativity is the most important skill of the future, and the Cardboard Challenge is a powerful tool to foster it through playful learning.s a powerful tool to foster it through playful learning.

Caine's Arcade

Ideas and Directions


Foos Ball

Cardboard Bean Bag Toss

Cardboard Guitar

Marble Labyrinth

Example of a Cardboard Challenge

Students work in teams of 2-3 to identify a problem in the community they care about and build a solution using the materials provided.

However, there is a twist. Each student must place one hand behind their back or in their pocket for the duration of the challenge.

This helps them build empathy and encourages them to work together as a team to accomplish the task at hand.