Fundraising ideas for Easter
Stuck for fundraising ideas for Easter? Read our ideas and
advice from PTAs on how to celebrate the holiday.
'We ran an Easter crafternoon. We set up our craft event in the
dining hall after school. The children bought the items they wished
to decorate and enjoyed getting creative with glue and glittery
bits! We had a range of things to make including masks, foam
bunnies, eggs for the children to decorate, daffodil pinwheels and
Easter-themed temporary tattoos. We only charged £1 per mask. The
children had a lovely time, and we made just over £120 profit.'
Helen Wagner, Chair, Friends of Selwyn Primary School,
'Easter Bunny Bingo is one of our most-supported activities with
around 75% of the children and their parents attending. Bingo
tickets are priced at five for £1. There are six games of bingo.
The first five have a prize of a large egg for a line and a cuddly
toy for a full house (these are bought in the January sales!). The
last game is slightly different - we sell the bingo ticket at £1,
and a quarter of what we take is the prize money. The last event
made us £550.' Joan Hogan (chair and grandparent), The
Friends of Gilded Hollins Primary School in Leigh,
'We organised a sponsored bounce, which raised a staggering
£1,700! The event took place over a two-day period to fit in with
lessons. We hired a bouncy castle and each child had one minute to
bounce as many times as possible. Depending on the age and size of
the children, there were either four or five bouncing at any one
time and each child had a dedicated person to count their bounces.
The children could be sponsored either per bounce or for a total
amount. We awarded prizes to the child and class who had bounced
the most!' Richard de Clare Primary School, Halstead,
Easter treasure hunt
'For a number of years the PTA has held a very successful Easter
hunt. Over the weeks preceding the last day of term, members of the
PTA compile a number of clues based on the local area. Clue sheets
are sold to parents and their children, who go off and solve the
clues before coming back to school for an end-of-term Easter event
in the playground. Each entrant receives a small Easter egg for
taking part, with the overall winner receiving - yes you've guessed
it - a much larger chocolate egg. Most children are able to join in
the event, and everyone has great fun searching for answers and
finding out more about the local area.' Morpeth All Saints
First School PTA, Northumberland
Design an Easter garden
'Our PTA runs a competition for the children to design an Easter
garden, usually in something no larger than an adult-sized shoe
box. The children have free rein to use whatever materials they
want. Some submit traditional planted gardens or a model garden
made out of materials such as pipe cleaners and papier-mâché. We
charge a nominal £1 to enter, with the best entries winning an
Easter egg.' The PTA of Stonham Aspal Primary School in
Guess the number of eggs in the jar
Source a container and save money by buying unbranded chocolate
mini eggs. Charge a set fee per go and the winner takes all!
Cress creature competition
Send the kids home with packets of cress. Instruct children to
use empty egg shells and stuff with cotton wool before sprinkling
seeds. Get them to decorate the egg heads creatively, and if you're
lacking inspiration, look at these ideas on Pinterest.
Easter cake sale
Think mini eggs, yellow chicks and Easter egg cake pops. For
those feeling adventurous, run a bake off and find a judge to
sample the cakes. View cake inspiration on our spring ideas Pinterest board.
If your PTA sold reindeer poop at your Christmas fair and still
have some chocolate poop left over, make the most of it by selling
bunny droppings. View our online guide to serving poop, as well as a very
helpful discussion on Facebook about the ins and outs
of animal poop!
Thorntons egg donations
Seleena Creedon, PTA chair, St Mary's Catholic Primary
School, told us about how she sold eggs from Thorntons,
and recieved a 99p donation for each egg sold: "You have to contact
your local Thorntons sales shop, not the main head office. They
supplied all the marketing materials for us and we had names iced
free of charge. We raised just over £100!"
View our annual gardening planner to see what our
gardening expert, Liz Dobbs, advises about selling produce this
spring. Her ideas: run a plant sale after school, or offer hardy
potted-up plants for Easter fairs!
Has your PTA run a different Easter-themed fundraising event?
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