Host a movie night for students!

How To:

Going to the movies is a fun activity – why not bring it to school? Poll students about what movie they’d like to see and offer a showing. Or, go vintage with throwback showings of favorite childhood favorites.

Consider inviting family members and educators to attend too! Make sure your movie choice is family-friendly, and consider offering childcare.

Tips & Suggestions:

  • This event can double as a fundraiser if you sell snacks and refreshments.
  • A more serious version of this project could center around documentaries and discussion groups.

Fast Facts:

  • Participating in fun activities at school is a great way to promote bonding and fosters a sense of belonging in students (Ayers et al., 2005).
  • Experiencing more positive emotions at school increases individuals’ capacity for learning (Fredrickson & Joiner, 2002).
  • When schools offer activities and resources outside of traditional academics students benefit academically and socially (Fredricks & Eccles, 2005).

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