Wake up with Winter Spirit Week by combining both things to wear and things to do. This will promote excitement for being back in school and the new year ahead!
Has school started back up this week and everyone is sleepy from the delicious Christmas cookies are sitting warmly in your tummy? Wake up with these fun and festive winter spirit week ideas.
Spirit Week is not just about dressing up in a particular way on a particular day. Oh no, there’s so much more to it than that!
Spirit Week has many benefits, including connection and community. It brings everyone a little closer, expanding outside the day-to-day- cliques. It’s also known to improve morale, perform better academically, and be more socially engaged.
If you are doing a winter week before the holidays, check out these Christmas spirit week ideas.
So, here’s to more happiness…
Pro Tip: Everyone is happier when dressed for fun whatever time of year it is.
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Winter Spirit Week – Something For Everyone
Now, dressing up for Spirit Week isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun time. Well, that’s easily resolved by simply including a wide variety of Winter Spirit Week ideas that will wake everyone up.
Long Winter Nap Day (aka, PJ day)
Put on your softest, most fluffiest pajamas for pajama day at school and stay cozy!
White Out Day
From head to toe, wearing only white to match the snow.
Mix & Match Feet
Wear mismatched socks and/or shoes and boots.
Everyone wears a wig! This is such a fun day idea that my girl obviously loves.
Grab a friend or family member and pick a famous duo to dress as. Ex: Romeo & Juliet, Taylor & Kelce.
Pick a decade and dress in the fashion of that era for a fun high school throwback day.
Black Out Day
You guessed it, only wear black on this day or do a white and black day and let students choose which side to be on.
Bring a Present Day
Switch out your backpack one day with a present and bring your present to school, this is a fun idea for anything but a backpack day.
College Student Day
College students know there is nothing comfier than hanging out in your sweats. Wear sweatpants/joggers on this “look like a college student” day.
Bring The Spirit Up This Winter- Things To Wear & Things To Do
There’s something for everyone. So switch up the Winter Spirit Week with fun outfit themes with an exciting winter-themed activity.
Crazy Hair Day
Grab some colorful temporary hair dye or your mom’s Aqua Net (yep, it still exists)! A little creativity and a lot of crazy on your hair goes a long way, maybe even put a bunch of tinsel in your hair! That’s always so fun/
Gingerbread House Competition Day
They’ve expanded now to even little farmhouses and such… pick your poison and put your mad skills to work! Dress up like one, bring one or just carry along the candy that you used.
Winter Wonderland Day
Wear all blue and white, ice skates, bring along sleds… anything you can think of to turn the school into a winter wonderland of fun.
Color Block Day
Wear your fav holiday color in one festive block.
Snowman/Snow Angel Day
Weather permitted, select a day to get some fresh air and play in the snow.
Tiny Tot “Onesie” Day
Reminisce on your youth by dressing in onesies. Be sure to bring your blanket along!
Way Down South/Western Day
Do-se-do your way with cowboy/cowgirl boots and country gear with these western day spirit week ideas.
Neon Clothing Day
Put on your shades so you don’t get blinded by all the neon-colored clothes for this fun take on a colorful spirit day, see all our neon day ideas here.
Leave a kind note for a friend, teacher, or stranger. Kindness is contagious and it starts with you!
Cold Weather Highschool Spirit
If we can have Christmas in July, why not bring the heat into winter with these spirit week ideas? It can be hard to think of dressing up in the cold, so let’s get everyone thinking of summer… now.
Say Aloha with your floral or tiki wear topped with a lei for these beach day ideas.
Dress fully in denim from head to toe. A denim tuxedo, dress or jumper would all work great here.
You guessed it, wear your best plaid clothing or mom’s Christmas tablecloth if necessary. 😉
Door Decorating Day
Grab some supplies and deck out the classroom, gym and theatre doors with winter-themed décor.
Music Genre Day
Either throw on some band merch or dress to fit the genre that’s played most on your aux.
Fav Winter Outfit Day
Yes it’s self-explanatory, but just another reason to wear whatever makes you feel best!
Rep Your College Day
College signings have begun! For this day dress up in your fav college gear wither the one you plan to attend or your local town team.
No School Day
Go to school as you are, a day in comfort – just as you’d dress if there was no school at all that day.
Wear your tie-dye top, bottom or both.
Gratitude Chain Day
Everyone writes something they’re thankful for on a strip of paper and links the strips together to showcase all the gratitude! Love this idea to kick off a new semester in the best way.
Have fun dressing up in the blingiest jewelry, and sequins, and wear anything that sparkles and glitters!
Fun Ways To Celebrate A New Semester In Style
Give a reason to celebrate all winter long with these days either strung together in an epic spirit week, or popped into the calendar all winter long.
New Year’s Eve Day
Wear your countdown clothes and bonus points if you can set up a NYE backdrop and do a noon ball drop in the cafeteria.
Dress in spirit with your Christmas flannels.
Wear anything festive… tacky ugly Christmas sweaters, tinsel, ornaments. Go all out!
Coordinate outfits with your friends for the day.
Crazy Sock Day
Wear the craziest winter socks you have or a mismatched pair.
What Not To Wear Day
Dress in the ugliest clothes that you have or that just don’t match anything.
Athlete vs Mathlete Day
Choose either athletic wear like a jersey or make it a geek-themed outfit.
Positivity Rock Project Day
paint rocks with inspirational and encouraging words and messages. Spread kindness by scattering them for others to find.
Get ready to see what everyones been watching lately as they show up dressed like their fav character.
Wear your greeniest gear & harness those grinch vibes.
Grab a friend and dress up as sidekick characters from any winter movie.
Face Paint Day
Have your face painted with cool colors when you show up for school. This one can be exceptionally fun with a winter sports game that you want the whole school to support.
Dress as your fav social meme for spirit week Meme Day. This one is always a hit at our school.
Ready or not, it’s time to showcase some winter spirit. Wake up, throw on your coziest PJs, and kick off Winter Spirit Week!