Event and 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:

Online Activities

  1. Help raise awareness online! Wear your NSCW scarf and post photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using hashtag #schoolchoice. Share one of our digital stickers online. 
  2. Use your cell phone to make a brief video about how a great school or an inspiring teacher has made a positive difference in your life.
  3. As you start planning, tell us how you will celebrate using our free Promote My Celebration online tool and we will help you spread the word. You’ll receive customized content and unlock a ton of digital content that will help you raise awareness about why and how you are celebrating National School Choice Week.
  4. Take some time to check out the school choice options in your state by visiting SchoolChoiceWeek.com/MyState and download your free state guide.

At-Home Activities

  1. Print out the games, coloring projects, crosswords, and mazes online at SchoolChoiceWeek.com/Printables for your children or grandchildren.
  2. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. You can write about the importance of opportunity in education, school choice in your area, or to thank a specific school or teacher.
  3. Learn the steps to the National School Choice Week dance at SchoolChoiceWeek.com/Dance. Then, upload a video of your dance performance to YouTube using #schoolchoice in the title to share it with us. 
  4. 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.
  5. Design and decorate homemade National School Choice Week window placards or posters for your home or apartment.
  6. Plan a fun craft project featuring National School Choice Week’s signature colors: red and yellow. See how Andrew painted School Choice Week rocks. Post photos online and explain what inspired you to do the project.
  7. Host a party for your children or grandchildren and their friends to celebrate National School Choice Week, complete with red and yellow decorations.
  8. Use sidewalk chalk to decorate your home’s sidewalk or driveway with the National School Choice Week logo or with #schoolchoice.
  9. Use window crayons to decorate your car windows with pictures and fun sayings like “We Celebrate School Choice” or #schoolchoice.

Community Activities

  1. Work with your children, grandchildren, or neighbors to develop a service project that benefits children in your community.
  2. Attend a local city council, county commission, or school board meeting and speak briefly about why you are participating in National School Choice Week.
  3. Round up old books that you no longer need and donate them to a school library – or donate them to a family in need.
  4. 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.

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  • 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?

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  • School Choice Programs

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