After being inspired by watching Caine’s Arcade, some of the people at my son’s coop preschool decided to have a cardboard carnival. So they’ve planned, and cut, and taped, and built for over a month. On Saturday, the day finally arrived. It was inspirational. Preschoolers and their older siblings took ownership of the carnival games. They took tickets, explained the rules (which were sometimes quite bizarre), cheered people on as they played, and passed out prizes to the victors.
It was a beautiful demonstration of how energizing and contagious creativity can be.