Elementary Reading Students Create Cardboard Arcade | Good news

READING, Pa. — Game night usually involves a deck of cards or a stack of board games, but that wasn’t the case in Reading.

On Wednesday, students from 10th grade and Penn Elementary School in Reading hosted the Cardboard Arcade.

Children, parents and teachers worked together to create arcade-style games using cardboard and recycled materials.

There were so many different games on display including basketball, darts, ping pong, tic-tac-toe, running and even air hockey.

The children also provided entertainment at the “10th and Penn Kids Theater”.

It was the first time the school had held its Cardboard Arcade since before the pandemic.

Art teacher Doug Hatch said it was a big celebration of the community and its creativity.

The school got this idea from a global movement years ago called “Caine’s Arcade.” It’s the name of a 2012 movie about a 9-year-old boy named Caine who spent months building a cardboard arcade in his father’s auto parts store.

A filmmaker happened to be Caine’s first arcade “client” and decided to make a movie out of it!

The film made headlines on Twitter and inspired children to create their own cardboard games.

The filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, eventually formed a non-profit organization called Imagination.org. He also launched a global cardboard challenge to encourage children to show off their creativity.

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