Whether you’re attempting to raise money for your child’s playgroup, a kindergarten event, your child’s medical or educational expenses, or adoption fees, fundraising ideas for kids can be most tricky. These fundraisers need to get kids involved in a way that is not only engaging but also safe. 

This week’s fundraising ideas also introduce kids to the values of preparation, companionship, and unselfishness.

1)Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt - Kids Fundraising Ideas

Scavenger hunts are a fun way for your children to heighten their problem-solving skills and work together in a team! With an exciting and highly interactive scavenger hunt fundraiser, kids can unlock their adventurous spirit!

Make sure to let potential participants be aware of the event online and offline, We recommend forming teams to maximize collaboration!

Remember, these kids may have tons of energy but we need to make sure that they’re kept in an appropriate envrionment. Plan the scavenger hunt in a location that’s not too difficult and where they’ll be able to be supervised by adult supervision at all times to ensure safety.

Have various prizes ready for winning teams and other participants. Everyone should get a prize even if they weren’t able to complete the hunt.  Kids will be more motivated to find everything on the list if they know there’s a prize waiting for them at the end.

Lastly, remember these kids may have tons of energy but eventually they’re going to run out of gas. Have some food and refreshments for your participants to keep their drive going!

2)Field Day

Field Day - Kids Fundraising Ideas

Create a fun-filled day of interactive competitions for kids, and watch the donations pour in while they play!

Here are a couple of field games you could consider:

a) Sack race: Each contestant gets a sack and lines up at the starting line. The fun starts when each contestant takes off, taking steps short enough to fit inside the sack without falling. Those who fall get right back up and try to catch the other contestants.

b) Egg race: Give each child a plastic or hard-boiled egg and a spoon. Have the kids walk or run from one point to another holding the spoon with the egg balanced on it. The winner is the first one to get to the end point without dropping the egg. Or dropping the egg the fewest times.

c) Red Rover: Two teams line up opposite each other, no more than 30 feet apart. The first team agrees to call one player from the opposite team, and chants, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send (player’s name) on over!” The person called runs to the other line and attempts to break the chain (formed by the linking of hands). If the person called fails to break the chain, this player joins the team that called Red Rover. But, if the player successfully breaks the chain, he may capture either of the two players whose link was broken by the dash and bring them back to his original team

Like with most other sports fundraisers, raise funds by selling admission tickets for kids to join in the field day, either individually or in teams.