Creative ways to fundraise for your future playground
There are a lot of different and creative ways to fundraise for your future playground. The best part is that there’s so much variety, there’s sure to be something that will suit any school or PTA group. Everyone can get involved and have an enjoyable time whilst raising funds. The possibilities are endless.
What are some ideas that you can use?
There are a number of more traditional ways to fundraise at your school or nursery, which are proven to be both effective and entertaining. Small auctions and bringing in unwanted items to have clear-out sales are something that parents can get involved in too.
You could encourage children to be an artist for a day or two and make cards and drawings to sell. This way the kids can have fun and raise money for the cause, but also develop their social and creative skills.
And, of course, the go-to for almost every fundraising event – baking! Bake lots of cookies, cakes, brownies, flapjacks – whatever is your favourite to eat and you find the most fun to make. Awaken your inner baker and get inventive. Not only can the bake sales be held at school but also in the neighbourhoods of the parents – a great way of bringing everyone together.
Other fun ideas to try include creating a sports event where children, parents and teachers can get involved in some friendly competition, or make a small cinema where children can watch their favourite films and shows. You could even sell those yummy bakes you made there, so both children and parents will have something to snack on while watching and raising money for that amazing playground we all dream of.
It can sometimes be challenging to improvise and think of many ways to do so during a pandemic, but you can always adapt to the situation and make the best of it. Events can be made virtual and safe, or at a distance with plenty of sanitiser and masks.
There are still a great number of ideas to choose from. Make an online cinema, practise your lines and learn a play with your children and show it to the community from home. Host online classes and show everyone how to make those cards and drawings or how to bake all those cookies at home.
Have an at-home pyjama party or dress up in fancy costumes. Turn on the camera, prepare some funny jokes and you are all set. As long as you are able to have fun and take part together, distance won’t limit the entertainment.
Even in a pandemic, people will still need daily chores doing. Lend a hand to people who can’t leave the house by taking their dog for a walk. This works well even under normal circumstances.
Set your own rules and challenges! Show support to one another and don’t forget to have fun while you are at it. Your imagination is the limit, so be sure to make the most out of the situation and enjoy yourself, while working towards your dream playground.
There are also many resources to take advantage of, such as PE & Sport Premium, or you could head to FundEd or PTA+ where you’ll find a ton of free resources and support for fundraising initiatives.