Activity Ideas for Teachers & Parents

Wearing a College Day T-shirt


In addition to teaching a College Day Lesson Plan, there are a lot of ways for teachers and parents to engage students and add to the fun and impact of College Day. How about wearing a College Day t-shirt or the sweatshirt from your alma mater? Or share your own college experiences and fun facts about going to college. The list below contains a lot of little ways to help College Day make a big difference for your students and their futures.


  • Wear clothing from your alma mater or favorite college
  • Post pictures from your alma mater or favorite colleges
  • Describe your own college experience to students
  • Share fun facts about going to college
  • Ideas and Resources for Schools and Youth-Serving Organizations (PDF Format, 288 KB)
    This 1-page list gives both "Quick & Easy College-Going Activities" if you're short on time and resources, and also "More Complex College-Going Activities" if you've got more time and help.
  • Ideas and Resources for Parents (PDF Format, 219 KB)
    Parents can help too! This 1-page list gives parents some fun ideas to engage with their students about going to college.


Print College Day handouts that students can take home

Make an Education Journey poster

Get ideas for fun College Day games

Print bookmarks or labels as a College Day reminder

View a list of additional resource websites

See College Day videos



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