OPERATION VEGETABLES: THE GIANT BOARD GAME TO YUMMY HEALTH
Inspired by the community planning sessions, Linda knew what the neighborhood youth needed. A fun way to learn about healthy eating that wouldn’t be preaching: A giant board game! Youth from K-6 helped to create characters that were used in the game. Neighborhood artist Dru Christine created smocks for the kids to wear and she painted the board game on canvas from Ullman Sails. What happened when the kids finally played the game? They had a blast!
Project Topic: Healthy Eating
Project Description: Upcycled materials used for props & action cards. Sewn vests painted for teams. Healthy & junk foods with physical activities explored during game play. Funny consequences of diverse choices for teachable moments. Real prizes of local produce, farm market & gardens for participants. 2 games for 2 locations – one set may be checked out for groups all year long.
Community Engagement Strategy: Free pre-game workshops for families to create fun characters around healthy foods to take home. We’ll figure out directives for game play & actions together at all 3 locations.
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