Selecting a Homecoming Spirit Week Theme
The trick to selecting a Homecoming theme is to pick something that offers a wide variety of choices in developing spirit days, activities, parade floats, and dance decorations. A good theme provides a unifying element that ties all the activities of the week together. When deciding on a theme, keep these things in mind:
• Will there be enough variation so that each class will be able to develop distinct elements? For example, “The Games Seahawks Play” provides ample opportunity to develop sub-themes such as board games, card games, sports games, TV games, and so forth.
• Will you be able to develop noontime and pep rally activities to correspond with the theme?
• What kind of spirit dress-up days will be inspired by the theme?
• Will the theme present your school in a positive manner?
Some possible themes include:
• Back to the Classics—Each grade level gets a decade, like the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or use classic literature or TV shows for the sub-themes.
• Animal Kingdom—Each class focuses on a different animal habitat: the jungle, the ocean, the air, the arctic, the desert, etc.
• Cartoons or comic strips—Each grade uses a different comic strip or cartoon character for its activities.
• Music—Sub-themes could be different music genres: classical, pop, western, reggae, r&b, jazz, hip-hop
• Circus—Each class selects a circus act to develop their activities around
• TV Land—Grades choose old television shows like Gilligan’s Island, Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Scooby Doo, etc.
• Super Heroes—Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Fantastic Four, etc.
• Board Games—Candyland, Trouble, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Risk, etc.
• Step through Time—Each class goes back in time to an ancient civilization: Egypt, Rome, Greece, China, etc.
• Movies—Focus on either old movies, recent movies, or different genres of movies: horror, action, comedy, family, romantic, etc.
• Around the World—Classes select countries to build their activities around