Monday, May 28, 2012

Caine's Arcade Inspires Us!

Today we watched this short video about a young child who created his own arcade out of recycled materials during his free time. I have to admit that the first time I watched this video at home, I got a bit teary-eyed... it is that wonderful. 

During our current PYP Unit about endangered animals have been learning that one way to help these beloved creatures is to help take care of the earth so that habitats and resources that animals need will not be ruined.  This fit into our unit perfectly because last week students had to reuse plastic heading for the garbage and make it into something useful. Today we shared a variety of projects including a dish, bracelet, toy, sleep mask, planter and musical instrument, just like Caine's Arcade. We also discussed ways in which Caine exhibits PYP learner profile traits and how students can be a little more like this amazing boy wonder.

Watch it with your children. After viewing the video, discuss it with your child and see where the discussion takes you. Leave a comment or connection below. We would love to hear what you thought of the video.

There is even a foundation created to find, foster and fun creativity and entrepreneurship in kids. Check out this link and others below to learn more!

Caine's Arcade Foundation
Caine's Arcade
The Perfect Moment Goes Perfectly Viral- New Yorker Article 
A Boy's Fast Fame, Build of Cardboard and Tape- New York Times Article
9 Hidden Factors of Caine's Arcade Success- Forbes Article

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