Monday, 17 November 2014

Caine's Arcade - Are you an Entrepreneur?

We've been inspired by the story of Caine Monroy. You may have heard of him or seen the You Tube clip about his arcade. This week, we'd like you and your class to watch it. There is a lot to discuss!

Take it look at it here:

Caine's Arcade is a short documentary film by Nirvan Mullick released in April 2012 that featured an eponymous arcade created by then 9-year-old Caine Monroy out of cardboard boxes and everyday objects. The boy ran his arcade from his father's auto parts store in Los Angeles during mid-2011. Mullick was inspired to make the documentary after unexpectedly coming across the arcade while getting a part for his car, discovering the level of commitment, work, and thought Caine had put into the arcade, and becoming Caine's first customer. In the course of filming the documentary, Mullick arranged for a flash mob from social media sites to come by the arcade, increasing the awareness of the arcade. 
- Text from Wikipedia


Lets get creating team, it would be great to see KidsedchatNZ have its own Cardboard Challenge. Tweet a photo of your creation(s) or describe what you want to make!

For more ideas and inspiration, check out Fantastic 4 @ Nexus' cardboard cars that they made for their assembly.
Image attribution: Stephanie Thomson - Flickr Year 4 Nexus

Fantastic 4 @ Nexus - Cardboard Maker Assembly


1. Tell us about the clip. What interested you the most about Caine?

2. If you could create ANYTHING, what would it be? Tell us why.

3. Have you built anything before? What was it? What materials did you use?
(Include your photos here of your cardboard challenge)

4. If you started your own business, what would it be?

5. Why do you think Caine kept his arcade going, even though he had no customers?

6. An entrepreneur is someone who takes a risk and starts their own business. What do you think are the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur?

7. How can we encourage more children to be entrepreneurs?

8. Why do you think Caine was successful?

9. If your school had a "Day of Play" what would you choose to do?

10. Write a sentence, poem or story using the following 3 words: Creative, Money and Risk

See you on Thursday!

Juliet Revell

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