PTA Fundraising Ideas
Most people who sign up to join the PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
don't quite realise what they've let themselves in for!
Kidding aside, PTA fundraising ideas work very well.
Sometimes also known as the PTO, the Parent Teacher Organization, it's a group of willing parent helpers who
volunteer to help with tasks as wide as helping in the classroom to raising funds for the school, as well as being
essential parental involvement in the life of the school.
The aim is to keep children safe, healthy and successful within their school environment and one way of helping
this happen is to raise funds for items of equipment, school trips or even new classrooms and buildings.
Running an Annual Summer Fete
One of the most popular and successful PTA fundraising ideas is the annual summer fete - where every child and
many parents get involved in creating a memorable and fun event where parents and grandparents come along with the
family to have fun and spend a few dollars having fun.
Here's a few ideas of stalls that you could have, although do ask your parents what skills they have to offer as
well, you never know what creative ideas they may come up with:-
Balloon Race -see whose goes the farthest
Cake stall – including dairy and nut free, allergy friendly
Face painting - worth trying this out or buying a book to get
ideas, kids love this and can take or wear home the fabulous results
Guess the name of the teddy
Guess the number of sweets in the jar
Hair braiding - whilst it won't be the same as those done by a
professional hair braider, it can last a few days and be fun
Ice cream - particularly useful if you can use the school
kitchen or have a parent with a van
Lucky Dip - kids love picking out small gifts from a barrel full of hay
Necklace making with beads - kids love to make something to take home for
Penalty Shoot Outs - a favorite with the boys who fancy themselves as the latest
Plant stall - popular with parents
Shove halfpenny - or it's equivalent
Soft Drinks , Tea & Coffee - on a warm day, this will be a
successful stall alongside the cakes
Sponge the teacher - for older children and brave teachers !
Strawberries & Cream - especially popular around Wimbledon time
Sweet Shop - somewhere for the kids to spend their pocket
Treasure Map - guess where the treasure is, on a map marked with squares
White Elephant - sell anything that people will give you
Please do email us with your suggestions to additions to this list!
PTA Fundraising Ideas-Recommended Resources
Ideas - creative ideas for events, ways to donate and raise money
Fundraising Stories -
how one school raise funds for a school trip and another school raise money for new computers
ideas - tips for raising large sums for building projects