Are you having a Scholastic Book Fair this fall? I’m gearing up for our fall book fair next week. I’m trying a new fundraising idea that my colleague, Dawn Fontana, shared with me!
Here’s the idea. Each class in your school competes to raise the most money, to try to win a prize. You buy the prize with your Scholastic Dollars. I’ve ordered a kinetic stool to be the prize at our school because our students LOVE the Hokki stools we have in our library!
Because I ask for pennies and coins, every student feels like he or she is contributing to the cause, by bringing a few pennies from around the house.
Books For Teachers
Whatever amount each teacher raises will go to buy books at the book fair for that classroom. So the teacher is motivated to remind students about the penny drive so that he or she can build the classroom library. The students are motivated because they want to win that “wiggly chair,” as we sometimes call them. Win-win!
Simple Flyer to Print
Here’s the simple flyer that I sent home, with blanks in it for you to fill out, if you choose to do this fundraiser.
You’ll notice in the fine print at the bottom, Scholastic will match our donations by making a donation to national, non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources. Our pennies go even further!
I’m expecting to earn at least an additional $500 for our book fair with this fundraiser. I’ll get more books into classrooms, books to families in need, and on top of all that, we’re building excitement for the book fair and reading!
Have you tried anything similar with your school book fair? I’d love to hear about it in a comment!