Activity Ideas for Spirit Week
Posted by Stumps Spirit on August 26, 2010
Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you plan activities for your next Spirit Week!
Mascot Mania. Nothing encourages spirit quite like the school mascot! During lunch, bring your dressed mascot into the school’s cafeteria. The mascot can give out spirit trinkets, help the squad lead a cheer, or perform a fun dance. If you get permission, send the mascot into various classes throughout the week to create more excitement! Don’t have a team mascot? Check out our Mascot Costumes!
Banner Stations. Need help making all those school banners for the pep rally and big game? Get help by turning it into a spirit week activity! Set up several “stations” in the cafeteria, gym, or other large area. Provide paint, markers, and paper at each station, and let the students express their creative sides! Put one cheerleader or volunteer in charge of each station to keep things neat.
Fab Funtoos. We offer a huge variety of fabulous Funtoos – temporary tattoos that are all about spirit! They are easy to put on and take off (soap and water will do the trick) and they can be customized for your school! Sell or give them to students throughout the week for a unique and totally cool way to support the team.
Morning Cheer. Set the mood for the day with a spirit-filled morning announcement! Over the school’s PA system (get permission first!), recite a cheer/chant, play a fight song, announce the days and hours left till the big game (and the defeat of the rival team!), or simply remind the students of the spirit activities going on that day. It is a great way to get everyone’s attention!
Phrase of the Day. You can use the PA system for this idea as well! Announce a “phrase of the day” (something like “Go Raiders!” or “Cage the Tigers!”) in the morning. Let the students know that several teachers and students have been designated as undercover “phrase police.” These people hold special “rewards” (homework pass, funtoos, game tickets, etc.) for the students that say the special phrase to them. Since the “police” will only have certain amount of prizes, the students who find them first get the goods!