15 School Spirit Week Ideas

Here are some of our favorite dress-up day ideas for Spirit Week at school!

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Ideas for Showing School Spirit

Sports Day: Let students wear their favorite team jerseys, college team shirts or ball caps.

Mustache Day: Have stick-on mustaches for kids or let them draw one on with washable marker.

Crazy Hair Day: Your school might end up looking like Whoville, but crazy hair gets parents engaged in spirit week and kids excited about showing off their ‘dos!

Pajamas Day: Always a favorite, pajama day lets students lounge while they learn. Let them bring their favorite stuffed animal for the day too!

Formal Fun Day: Sunday best is in order, suit & tie style with girls in their favorite dresses.

Wild West Day: Bandannas, cowboy boots and cowgirl hats make this day a hoot & holler!

Fave Color Day: Students will love displaying their favorite colors head to toe.

Book Character Day: Sure there’ll be a bunch of Katniss Everdeen’s, but kids will love incorporating their favorite reads into costumes.

Garbage Day: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure when students deck themselves out in fashionable trash-bag outfits.

School Colors Day: The most important day to raise spirit, school colors is easy!

Twins Day: Have students pick a buddy and plan a matching outfit for both to wear.

Tie Dye Day: Groovy baby! Encourage students to rock their fave tie dye tees, shorts, even socks!

Hawaiian/Tropical Day: Hand out lei’s and encourage kids to wear bright colors and flowers.

Superhero Day: Capes and iconic symbols like Batman’s bat, Thor’s hammer or Ironman’s core reactor might turn your student body into The Avengers.

Fave Decade Day: Think hippies from the 60s, bell bottoms from the 70s, big hair from the 80s or grunge flannel from the 90s. Teachers especially love this day!


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