Caine Monroy, nine years old, built an arcade out of cardboard boxes in his father’s auto parts shop in Los Angeles, California. This video is the story of Caine and his arcade.
Have you ever made things out of found materials when you were little? Pillow forts ~ paper dolls ~ sandcastles ~ or anything else?
What are your best memories of creating things?
Students: Tell us what you remember best about the things you created when you were a child. How old were you? What materials did you use? Did you create secret spaces like pillow forts where you could retreat, or construct inventions or child-sized versions of real things out of cardboard? Did you write stories, put on plays, invent potions or your own recipes? Tell us some favorite childhood memories of creating — and ask yourself why those creations were so satisfying and memorable.
(Idea and some text courtesy of the NY Times Learning Network)