Activity Ideas for Parents

National School Choice Week is an important time for parents and supporters across America! It’s a time to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in education.   Whether you take time to celebrate an effective teacher or administrator at your child’s school or have your voice heard in efforts to expand school choice for more families, we have the resources to help you make the most out of your participation!

Here are some ideas to inspire your own creativity. You can also print the list of ideas by clicking the button below.

Print List

  • Activity Center.

    Combine fun and learning with free printable activity sheets and decorations.

  • Fill out a NSCW printable placard.

    Share photos online using #schoolchoice.

  • Share one of our digital stickers online.

    Show your support by sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #schoolchoice.

  • Make a video with your cell phone.

    Make a short video about how a great school or an inspiring teacher has made a positive difference in your life. Share it online using #schoolchoice

  • Check out the school choice options in your state.

    Visit our state pages and download your free state roadmap.

  • Print out the games, coloring projects, crosswords, and mazes for your children or grandchildren.

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

    Write about the importance of opportunity in education, school choice in your area, or thank a specific school or teacher.

  • Official Dance Tutorial Video

    Check out the NSCW 2022 dance tutorial video.

  • Show your support.

    Design and decorate homemade National School Choice Week window placards or posters for your home or apartment.

  • Express your gratitude.

    Work with your children or grandchildren to make “thank you” cards for teachers, school leaders, or mentors who have made a positive difference in their lives.

  • Plan a fun craft project featuring NSCW’s signature colors: red and yellow.

    See how Andrew painted School Choice Week rocks!

  • Use sidewalk chalk to decorate your home’s sidewalk or driveway with the NSCW logo or with #schoolchoice.

  • Use window crayons to decorate your car windows with pictures & fun sayings like “We Celebrate School Choice” or #schoolchoice.

  • Service Project

    Work with your children, grandchildren, or neighbors to develop a service project that benefits children in your community.

  • Attend a local city council, county commission, or school board meeting.

    Speak briefly about what school choice means to you.

  • Round up old books that you no longer need and donate them to a school library – or donate them to a family in need.

  • Digital Backpack

    Show your support & spread the word with these interactive and digital resources for parents including free printable activities.

  • Tips for choosing a school.

    A good school is a school that’s right for your child. Tips on making a decision that is right for your child and your family..

  • Get a Free School Choice Roadmap for Your State.

    Use our map to discover more about the different school choice options available in your home state.

  • What is School Choice?

    Empowering parents and helping children achieve their dreams.

  • School Choice Programs

    Find out about the six different types of school choice programs from our one page definition sheet..

Check out all the amazing ways families around the country have celebrated NSCW in the past!

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