Activity Ideas for Educators

National School Choice Week provides an exciting opportunity, every year, for teachers and administrators to celebrate what makes their schools great! We invite you to celebrate your school, your students, your parents, your teachers and your staff during National School Choice Week. You can plan any type of activity or project designed to spotlight your school.

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

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  • Teachers and administrators can give NSCW wristbands to students.

  • Pen Pal Program

    Let’s be Pen Pals this school year! Join our School Choice Pen Pals Program!

  • Hang homemade posters in the school hallway and have students and teachers pose for photos.

  • Have students fill out and decorate the “I Love My School” placards and share online using #schoolchoice.

  • Have students make a quick video about why they love their school, and share it with us.

  • Encourage students to decorate their lockers or classroom doors and announce winners during NSCW.

  • Have a virtual “Yellow Day,” where students and teachers wear yellow clothing or accessories.

  • Students and teachers can learn and perform the National School Choice Week dance and video tape & share it using #schoolchoice

  • Arrange a display of art projects created by talented students.

  • Invite a local dignitary, such as your mayor or a county leader, to record a video message for your students.

  • Launch a contest to design the school’s yearbook cover or school flag.

  • Have students decorate t-shirts, or paint a school wall or mural.

  • Send “thank you” letters home with students for their parents and guardians.

  • Encourage students to keep a gratitude or thankfulness journal. Detail the ways they are grateful for their parents and for your school.

  • Give students construction paper or note cards and ask them to write notes to their parents, thanking them for choosing your school.

  • Plant a community garden during National School Choice Week.

  • Develop a special class, play, or video about your school’s history.

  • Arrange socially-distanced school tours for prospective students and their parents.

  • Conduct interviews with local radio and television shows to promote your school.

  • Post information, photos, and testimonials about your school on social media, each day during National School Choice Week. Use #schoolchoice

  • Hold a student poster and essay contest, have an awards ceremony and publish winning submissions in your local newspaper.

  • Take photos at recognizable community landmarks, with students and teachers wearing their NSCW wristbands.

  • Have students design and complete a socially-distanced community service project, and pose for pictures in their yellow scarves.

  • Students, parents, and teachers can attend a socially-distanced local city council, school board, or county commission meeting, and speak briefly about what school choice means to them.

  • Encourage students, teachers, or parents to write letters to your local newspaper, sharing their school choice stories.

  • Digital Backpack for Schools

    Show your support & spread the word with these interactive and digital resources.

  • Official Dance Tutorial Video

    The Official National School Choice Week 2021 Dance

  • Send us Your Photos & Videos!

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

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