Cups in a Fence

Spell out your message to communicate quickly and efficiently with this super easy activity.

You’ll Need

  • Colored plastic cups 
  • A chain-link fence in a high-traffic location 
  • Graph paper


Before the Activity:

  • Find a fence that many people pass by everyday. Be sure to get permission from the owner of the property to decorate the fence. 
  • Think about using this activity at an existing popular community event or set-up a table near your display to answer questions and provide information to passersby. 
  • Decide what message you would like to display. This message can be a few simple words. 
  • Map out your message on graph paper ahead of time to make sure you have enough space and cups! 
  • Contact the media and make sure they know what you are doing, where you will be, and what time you will be there. 

During the Activity:

  • Put plastic cups through the holes in your fence to spell out your message 
  • If you plan on having a table, set-up your table and have representatives on hand to answer your questions 
  • Upload photos and videos to social media with the hashtag #TakeDownTobacco 

After the Activity: 

  • Contact the media again! Be sure to send a press release and photos to any media outlets who didn’t show up. 
  • Post photos and videos to social media with the hashtag #TakeDownTobacco