Cardboard Carnival

An amazing opportunity for collaboration, creativity and kindness!

Welcome to the Cardboard Carnival, a low-tech, high-fun experience that Increase Miller Elementary’s fourth graders hosted for the school’s kindergarteners! The sweet event was the result of a four-week design and build cycle in the school library with Librarian Juli Hoffman.

Hoffman said that exploration began by reading “Mr. Ferris and His Wheel,” by Kathryn Gibbs Davis and watching “Caine’s Arcade,” a video about a 9-year -old who built a cardboard arcade in his dad's auto shop.

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A one-of-a-kind arcade

Kindergarteners beamed when they realized that all the games were made just for them! Some made their way tentatively. Others, especially those who had an older sibling and knew some of the big kids, plunged right in.

The fourth grades were encouraging and kind, explaining the simple games, and handing stickers to the younger students after each visit. Everyone was smiling.

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