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7 Ideas for School Assemblies

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School assemblies are an important and fun part of a school’s calendar, weekly or annual alike. They go beyond the usual announcements these days and they instill a sense of unity and community among the pupils.

Assemblies play an influential role in the growth of the pupils into responsible adults with well-developed sense of community. They pique the children’s interest in extra-curricular activities, teaches them social discipline and builds their confidence. These are all aside the excitement and adrenaline rush that it brings on a school day.

Therefore, in order to plan an assembly efficiently, it is important that you to have an established goal that you intend to achieve. You can do this easily with a theme. It can have a moral, religious or ethical theme to inform and educate the pupils, done in the most exciting ways with select activities. 

7 Fun Ideas for School Assemblies

  • History lessons and important days in society- Use storytelling and a play that depicts the particular lesson.

  • Holiday assemblies- Everyone should dress up to suit the holiday, like wearing red on valentine, and share individual or group presentations prepared with that theme.

  • Multicultural assembly- Highlights the different cultures present showcasing their beauty and uniqueness. Let each culture represented prepare a showcase that could include dances, recital, plays and even food showcases. Getting parents to participate can make it more fun too.

  • Moral assemblies- Make it an interactive session with the children. You can have them suggest ways they would respond to scenarios and situations if faced them. Conclude by telling them the right ways to act and respond.

  • Ethics assemblies- Set out models for the ethics that you want to teach. By letting them act the part the children can see what exactly you are talking about or referring to.

  • Career talks- Let the children dress up in attires depicting the careers of their dreams and invite professionals in different fields as guest speakers and mentors, preferably parents.

  • Movie day- Done at the end of the school calendar preferably. Pick a movie with a strong theme and have the pupils discuss their takeaways after.

The list of activities to engage your students with at school assemblies are not exhaustive. You can be creative and spontaneous by incorporating games, student anchored activities and competitions to pass your message in a fun way. School assemblies can be done anywhere including on an open field, or the school hall or even the playground, you just need to make it fun and enlightening.

Fun Activities To Do With Kids

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Have you been thinking of fun activities to do with the kids? Look no further as we have compiled a list of fun, affordable and kid friendly activities for you to bond through this holiday and whenever.

Bonding is essential to build a healthy family. The time spent in school and at work make up most of the day and so holidays and weekends  are a great time to initiate bonding. You can achieve this by doing some of these fun activities together. Here’s our list

Fun activities to do with kids during the holiday

Kids playing together
  • Cook or bake together– Food will always be a great way to bond. Find a fun new recipe you all will like to try out and cook it together. Be deliberate about having fun and try not to get offended by the mess it may create.

  • Read together– This is a fun activity that stimulates a bond and is enlightening as well. Pick a book with a fun theme and set out time to read it and discuss about it. Remember to make it a team activity by taking turns reading and animating it as much as possible. We talk about how to do this here.

  • Movie night– Lots of bonding activities suggest reduced or no screen time but a seeing a movie together once or twice a week is a good idea. Pick a kids friendly movie from the latest movies that you think they might enjoy. Set the atmosphere- dim/turn off the lights, bring stuffed animals and doll, get popcorn and drinks. The more of a big deal you make it the more fun it will be.

  • Play games together– Card games, board games or video games, which ever does it. Make it fun by playing as teams. Some fun games include chess, monopoly, whot, checkers, ayo, jenga, etc. Puzzles are also fun and the more hands on deck the faster you can complete one.

  • Make art– Get creative with simple supplies like glue, scissors, crayons, glitter, tissue, cardboard, googly eyes and twine. You can make lots of  fun paper crafts and stuff out with these including kites, flowers, animals, etc.

  • Photo shoot– This is so random but on one of those days you can be spontaneous play dress-up followed by a fun photo shoot. Who knows, you just might get you next family portrait without hiring a professional photographer.

  • Do something together that time would not let you do normally, like washing your car or cleaning the rooms.

  • Play together– Do charades, dancing competitions, karaoke, water gun fights, hide and seek… the options are a lot.

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