Fundraising ideas for Easter
Stuck for fundraising ideas for Easter? Read our ideas and
advice from PTAs on how to celebrate this 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 best-supported activities with
about 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 games have a prize of a largish 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 &
grandparent), The Friends of Gilded Hollins Primary School in
'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 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 in 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 then 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 really finding out more about the local area too.'
Morpeth All Saints First School PTA,
Design an Easter garden
'We ran 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 Pinterest board.
If you 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
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. Run a plant sale
after school, or offer hardy potted-up plants for Easter fairs!
Have you run a different Easter-themed fundraising event? Share
your ideas via our PTA+ page on Facebook or drop us an email.
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