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Apr 12 2012

Kids, creativity, and cardboard

Have you seen the Caine’s Arcade video that’s gone viral this week? No? Shame, shame. Take ten and watch:

 

Sorry, probably should have warned you to have tissues handy. Or maybe I’m just a little emotional today.

Kids and cardboard. Two great things that go great together. Give kids basic tools and get the heck out of their way. They can find the solution to any problem (summertime boredom) and have a great time while doing it. Caine is an amazing kid; A and I watched this together, just thrilled to see such a positive story. A wants to be him and go see the arcade (dude, you and Caine are cut from the same cloth, and we’re not heading to California any time soon).

Too bad I dumped all the moving boxes from last summer. We would have had the answer to summertime boredom right there.

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  1. My Kids Mom

    My kids and I enjoyed it the other day. Yes, I love the creativity they can find when they’re bored. Did you know you can buy a kit so you’ll know where to color and make your “own” cardboard playhouse? You know, so you won’t do it wrong.

    1. Jen

      Those kits are ridiculous and I think they teach our kids that they’re too stupid to figure out how to make their own cardboard houses. :/

  2. Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    so. freaking. awesome.

    1. Jen

      Amazing what a kid can come up with!

  3. Kate Arms-Roberts

    Oooh. I gotta show this one to my kids. But probably not until after the party I am throwing tonight.

    1. Jen

      Yeah…you’d end up with unexpected cardboard activity in the middle of it all. 😉

  4. Ingi

    Well – you got me! Cue tissues. And my DD is this kid too! What a great movie – thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  5. Sleeping Mom

    I loved watching this! Thanks for sharing.

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