On Saturday we were excited to host another Cardboard Play Day at the American School in Japan with an enthusiastic group of young builders.
Kids living in dense urban areas like Tokyo usually don’t have a backyard or nearby place where they can muck around.
Providing the space and materials for cardboard tinkering is akin to tree house building for city kids (as well as a beefy upgrade from blanket and sofa cushion forts.)
We had the most gorgeous day of pre-winter weather that you could hope for and a great turn out of kids and parents.
I really enjoyed working side by side with the kids this time, holding pieces of cardboard together for them and taking their direction as they figured out how to attach shelving, install “TVs” and keep intruders out of their igloos.
The kids faced the perils of dome collapse and near exhaustion from sawing cardboard doors and windows all day, but we still we had to kick them out by 2:00 so we could cleanup and go home…
Looking forward to putting on another cardboard play day again really soon!