Cardboard Carnival Challenge – Saturday, March 25th 12:30-4:00
A few people have asked for more information to better understand what this day is all about. I’m giving it my best shot (and some information is still TBA) but please ask questions about anything that is unclear.
- This is a reprise of a very popular FAN event that was held about 4 years ago. Heidi Ballard and her crew were some of the organizers. Some fundraising was also done at that event that resulted in the awesome 3D printer we are using in our Thursday workshop.
- Students design and build carnival games to display for others to play at the Carnival.
- Many games are made ahead of time and brought on the day-of.
- Games can also be built in the Innovation Station (makerspace) during the Carnival.
- Designing and building a game for others to play is a wonderful learning opportunity for the kids. This is a great way to engage in and learn about the design process. Here are a few resources you might find helpful:
- There may be a building challenge or collaborative cardboard building task during the Carnival.
- There will be food and possibly other carnival-esque activities.
- Ambur Gorman is leading the charge as the event organizer. She could use your support!
- To sign up to volunteer or donate to the event, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4ea9a62da3f58-cardboard.
- Questions for Ambur? firstname.lastname@example.org
- Here is a description from the SignUpGenius
- The DVIA Global Cardboard Challenge will be held on March 25th from 12:30 to 4 PM at DVIA. This is an educational and community initiative inspired by the viral short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’ – widely cited as one of the most inspiring stories of 2012. This event promotes creativity and imagination among everyone involved.
- DVIA students and families are organizing and running the Challenge.
- We need your help & participation for this event to happen! We will have one area (Game Station) for kids to bring their cardboard arcade games & another area (Creation Station) to create cardboard games/masterpieces.
- From 12:30 to 1:30, we will be serving a lunch for $5 that includes a slice of pizza, a juice/drink, and a cookie.
- Keep your eye on the weekly DVIA newsletter for more information!
- I hope to see everyone there!
Cardboard Carnival Game Building Workshop at DVIA
- Based on the results of the poll I sent out, I am offering a makerspace session on Saturday, March 18th (noon-2pm) to support students and families in creating cardboard carnival games to display at the DVIA Carnival.
- Students are welcome to come in with their families to design, build and test their carnival games. I will have the makerspace open, with cutting tools, rolls and rolls of tape, glue guns, paint, etc. out. It will be fun to do this as a community and some students may want to build with a partner or team.
- I would suggest that you watch the Caine’s Arcade video ahead of time, do some research on carnival games and develop a preliminary design.
- Please bring cardboard. We have some but I don’t want you to run out.
- Please RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44ada729a13-cardboard
- It’s hard to believe that Exhibition is only two and a half weeks away! I’ve attached the Exhibition Proposal form for you to fill out with your child. In order for Ethel and I to get the Collaborative classroom ready for Exhibition nights, we need your student’s proposal form by Wednesday, March 29th. You can drop it off or email it to me.
- Please plan to come to campus to set up your project on the day of your Exhibition between 9am-12 or 1pm-3:30. After 3:30 staff will be meeting for final preparations and I will not be available to support set-up.
- If you need any support or guidance around Exhibition, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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