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Activitiy and Events Book


Presentation by students of Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts


Table of Contents The Birth: Introduction The Plum Mobile: On Tour with Convoy of Hope Tot Tales: Sharing Stories Plum Thumb: Gardening When I Grow Up: Ideas for Expansion


The Birth of an Idea

Community outreaches bring families, volunteers and non-for-profit organizations together for a good cause. These outreaches are more than just places for donations; they represent a community coming together to help, play, learn, connect and grow. The Full Effect’s valuable non-profit partners help us in distributing our Super Smoothies across the nation, and we want to take our partnerships to the next level. By creating activities for mothers, fathers and children to enjoy at these community outreaches, we are able to create stronger connections between the Plum family, our partners, our consumers, and families in need.

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50 states tour Volunteers T-shirts


The Plum Mobile On tour with Convoy of Hope: The 50 States Tour The Plum Mobile is The Full Effect’s home on the road. It carries all the equipment for bringing Plum’s events and activities to life. It is the hub that distributes the Super Smoothies to families in need. It is a vehicle for nutrition, fun, education and meaningful connections.

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Tot Tales

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Tot Tales

Uncovering the power of understanding one another through stories.

Tot Tales is a place for stories to be told, shared and documented. Through audio and video recordings, stories between mothers, fathers, spouses and children will be kept alive and experienced by a wider audience. It is also a place where people can share their stories individually. Through storytelling, a sense of unity and connection is created, exposing the commonality that brings people closer together.

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What you need A verbal or written consent form Video camera with tripod Voice recorder or microphone A video booth (built into the Plum Mobile) A signpost and explanation of the activity Table and chairs for conversations Cards for conversation prompts

Volunteers

Next steps

Two volunteers to set up microphones, voice recorders, and video camera, to guide the families through the experience, and to record the audio and videos

Edit and share videos and recordings from each event on Plum Organics and Convoy of Hope websites


Tot Tales Conversation Prompts

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What’s your favorite thing that your child does?

If you could leave a message for your child in the future, what would it be?

What does your dream world look like?

Who is your hero?

If you were a fruit or vegetable, what would it be? Why?

If you could be your mom or dad for a day, what would you do?

If you could be your child for one day, what would you do?

Describe your mom or dad in one word.

What’s your favorite food?

If you could leave a message for a child just like you, what would you say?

What are the happiest moments you share with your children?

Describe your child in one word.


Plum Thumb

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Plum Thumb

A travelling garden for children to learn about gardening, plants and the food system

Plum Thumb teaches children about where fruits and veggies come from, and their nutritional values, through fun, hands-on activities. Children will be guided through the process of growing their own plants and will take home their plants. By giving children the opportunity to grow their own plants, they can cultivate favorable behaviors of care, discipline and responsibility. These plants symbolize how children can flourish with nourishment, care and love.

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Instruction Tag

What you need Empty Plum Organics pouches for takeaways Soil Seedlings (Tomatoes, berries, etc.) Water Kid-size hand shovels Instruction tags

Take me home Put me in a sunny spot If my soil feels dry, please water me Check up on me everyday and watch me grow!

Volunteers

Next steps

An instructor to narrate the purpose of the project and go over the instructions Assistants to help families

Children will watch their seedlings grow. Parents could use social media to capture the stages of their child’s plant growth using the hashtag #PlumThumb

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Plum Thumb Seedlings Steps to growing your own Plum plant

Step 1

Eat your plum food

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Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Final Product


When I Grow Up: Ideas for Expansion

The beauty of these events and activities is that they are replicable and scalable. After being on the road with Convoy of Hope, the Plum Mobile could make its way to other partnering events. It could make an appearance at Baby Buggy’s Bedtime Baby Bash or at a Stroller Stride event and run a Stroll-a-thon with mothers and their babies. The Plum Mobile could expand even further from small-scale events to an independent Plum Family Fun Day. The field day would attract the entire Plum family; volunteers, employees, partners, customers and families in need, for a day of fun and games.

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Plum events and activities book (final)