5 Fun Middle School Spirit Week Ideas

AndersonsMZ_SpiritWeekIs your middle school ready for Spirit Week?

What are your middle school’s Spirit Week traditions? Whatever they are, use Spirit Week as a time to promote school pride, unify the student body, and make fun memories that your middle school students and teachers will cherish for a long time. Here are five fun Spirit Week ideas for you.



1. Dress Up the Doors


A door decorating contest is a great way to show both class pride and school pride, and there are a lot of classroom doors to go around, so everyone who wants to can get in on the fun. Let everyteacher’s homeroom class decorate the door with murals, background paper, gossamer, banners, paint, tissue pomps with pomps paste, and more. Don’t forget to take pictures for the school paper, yearbook, and/or your school’s website!




2. What’s Your Theme?

Theme days are a Spirit Week tradition in most middle schools. Students look forward to dressing up each day to match that day’s theme. Try some of these theme day ideas:

• Celebrity Day

• School Colors Day

• Nerd Day

• Sports Team Day

• Western Day

• Decade Day (60’s, 70’s, 80’s…)

• Twin Day

• Tacky Day

• Pajama Day

• Formal Friday

• Holiday Day

• Class Color Day

• Crazy Hat Day

• Dress Like A Little Kid Day


3. Lunch Time Activities

Give middle school students something to do during lunch besides eat that will get them into the “spirit” of Spirit Week! Incorporate ideas from that day’s Spirit Week theme into your lunchtime Spirit Week activities.

• Karaoke

• Sports Trivia Contest

• Holiday Name That Tune

• Game Show

• Tricycle Contest


andersonsmz_pinkout4. The spirit of giving

More and more middle schools are into volunteering and holding special causes these days. Incorporate these opportunities into your school’s Spirit Week fun. Choose a local charity and see which grade can raise the most money, items, or time for the organization. Consider organizing a Pink Out event to inspire your students and community to help make a difference and raise breast cancer awareness.



Set up glow or neon dance decorations!

5. Have a school dance

Cap off your middle school’s Spirit Week with a dance for all of your students. This is another great way to keep your students engaged, and it gives them something to look forward to. Set up a candy buffet at your dance, offer games, a photo booth or photo ops, and more. Most importantly, give them plenty of room to dance and have lots of fun.


Do you have any fun Spirit Week ideas to share with us?  We’d be excited to hear them.

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