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!

Note: We request that participants plan activities and projects to celebrate National School Choice Week 2021, not in-person events. Together, we can all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read more.

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

Print List

  • Fill out an NSCW printable placard & post photos holding them to social media using #schoolchoice.

  • Make a brief video with your cell phone about how a great school or an inspiring teacher has made a positive difference in your life & share it online.

  • Tell us how and why you will celebrate using our free Promote My Celebration online tool and we will help you spread the word.

  • Check out the school choice options in your state & download your free state guide by visiting our state pages.

  • 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.

  • Learn and perform the National School Choice Week dance and video tape and share it using #schoolchoice

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 why you are participating in NSCW.Make sure to follow CDC guidelines & wear a mask to protect yourself and others!

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

  • Organize a small coffee gathering for other moms, dads, grandparents, or residents in your community to talk about education in your area.

  • Interactive Resources

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

  • Send us Your Photos & Videos!

    Upload or email photos or videos from your event, activity or celebration that you’d like to share.

  • Tips on How to Choose 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 Your Free State Guide

    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 are celebrating NSCW!

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