Coming up with new and exciting fundraisers for students can be a task, especially with distance learning. It’s hard enough getting the kids interested in school when their beds, gaming consoles, and TVs are just a few feet away. However, you didn’t become teachers or be involved with the school district for clout. You’re there because you’re creative, have a passion for learning, and enjoy seeing your students thrive. With that being said, here are a few fundraisers that you can do with your students right now!
• Read-a-thon: This could be for any age group. It’s tough getting students inspired to read, especially if it’s assigned reading that they’re really not interested in (we’ve all had that one book we HATED but had to read for an assignment). Make reading fun for your kids! Set up a month-long read-a-thon to see how many books your students can read. It can be by page count or the number of books. The fundraiser can be donations to the school or the classrooms predicting how many books they get completed.
• Talent Show: You know your students have hidden talents. Every day they’re growing and learning new things, especially with the current state of everything going on. Let them express those talents! Have them make a video of their special talent and submit it to the schoolwide talent show. They can be judged and awarded prizes. You might find you have more students participating because they won’t be performing in front of a live audience.
• Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger hunts are always rewarding. Create a scavenger hunt using educational websites. For example, on the school’s website, they can find a clue about the history of the building that will direct them to another website about the material used to build the school, and it can evolve from there.
While distance learning has become the new normal, it doesn’t mean you can’t have exciting fundraisers. If you’re looking for new and exciting ways to get the kids and the community involved, contact us today!