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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

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