Photo courtesy of Providence Children's Museum
In early October, you can visit the Providence Children's Museum to take part in the Global Cardboard Challenge. This annual event invites kids from around the world to design and build original creations using cardboard, recycled materials and their imaginations. Kids collaborate to invent and construct games, gadgets, robots, rocket ships and much more. The event is part of Global Day of Play, a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role of communities in fostering imaginative play. Sat., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. With museum admission: $9; under 12 months and members, free. The Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence. www.childrenmuseum.org
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.