Preschool Fundraising Ideas

Even before kindergarten, lots of children, usually aged 3 to 5, attend preschool and start their academic journey in life. Most preschools are privately run and as such require fundraising from time to time, if not on an annual basis or even more often. Fundraising can be challenging and fundraising with a bunch of preschoolers can be especially so, even if the kids themselves are not directly involved.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Massachusetts, The Good Shepherd School held its annual silent auction fundraiser named “Spring is Sprouting”, to help the school provide scholarships to families as well as enhance the school’s facilities and curriculum.  In California, one preschool held its The Soup’s On fundraiser with all types of soup and chili to benefit the school. Fundraisers by other preschool groups include fashion contests, portraits, thons, penny wars, raffles, dinner theaters, pajama days, singing valentines, bake sales, trike-a-thons, wishing wells, and talent shows.

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Do-It-Yourself Preschool Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of preschool DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Babysitting, Favorite Photos contest, Pajama Day, Penny Drive, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your preschool fundraiser.

Trike-a-Thon – Hold a fundraising “Trike-a-thon”. It is exactly what it sounds like. Make it an athletic challenge where young children get donations per lap that they will ride on their tricycles on a given day or flat donations. Paint a special trike path in your parking lot or use tape on a gymnasium floor. Hold the ride on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and invite parents and donors to attend to cheer on their child. Read more…

Children’s Cookbook – Involve the whole school in writing a book of the children’s favorite recipes. This is a hilarious and profitable fundraising idea. Ask each child in the school to tell you: 1) What they are going to cook; 2) What ingredients they will need; 3) How do they make their recipe; 4) How do they cook their recipe; 5) Draw a picture of what they want to cook. Write the children’s responses down exactly as they tell them to you.Read more…

Ugly Tie Contest – Allow the children and youth of your church to each decorate a man’s neck tie for this fundraiser. Use all sorts of tacky things to glue on the ties… buttons, lace, small toys, flowers, etc. Display the ties in a prominent location in your church. Put a jar or bucket beneath each tie. One penny equals one vote. Read more…