8 Fun Games And Activities To Celebrate Teacher's Day This Year

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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning – Brad Henry.

Teachers lay a strong foundation in an individual’s life. They are a guiding light and help you shape your future. Engaging in activities to celebrate teacher’s day helps you express your admiration and respect for them. Organizing creative activities will also help strengthen the bond between teachers and students. If you are looking for some super fun ideas to make their day special, keep reading our post for innovative and interesting ideas that everyone may like. Take the help of your peers and plan well in advance so there are no hurdles on the D day.

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6 Fun And Interesting Teachers Day Activities

You can encourage your child to improvise a wonderful plan with the rest of her friends for a special celebration on the eve of teacher’s day. Here are some fun celebration ideas and activities for teachers day, that can make every teacher feel special:

1. Stage Performances:

Live band performances with the school band is a good idea.

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This particular teachers day activity for kids is definitely the best way to express their emotions. To be a sure entertainer, ask your child not to discuss any plans with the teachers. Following are some interesting stage show performances that your child can try:

  • Live band performances involving the school band is a good idea.
  • Children can dress up as teachers and mimic them. However, your children must not end up disrespecting them in any way. Harmless fun can be enjoyed by all. Teachers will love to see their replicas on stage.
  • You can encourage your child to organize dance competitions. Students, who love dancing, will love to grab the offer.
  • Dramatic activities that put up the scenarios in classrooms can be an interesting way of entertaining teachers. It can be a wonderful way to interact with the teachers.
  • If you think your child is a proficient singer, encourage her to sing for her teachers. Again, teachers can be encouraged to participate in a singing competition. Make sure there are prizes for the winners.

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Teachers’ Day is celebrated on different dates across the world. While World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of October, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India and the 10th of September in China.

2. Teacher’s Day Games:

Children can organize outdoor or indoor games for teachers. Here are some ideas:

  • Football games.
  • Scrabble contest.
  • Carom competitions.
  • Cricket.
  • Basketballs are some exciting ideas.

These teachers day activity ideas can be followed by prize distribution, for which you can take help of a non-teaching staff and organize together with your child.

3. Arrange Informal Chatting Sessions:

Encourage children to engage in free flowing discussions

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Teachers’ day is a wonderful occasion when children can engage in informal talk with their mentors.

  • You can encourage your child to engage in free flowing discussions.
  • This can help clarify their academic thoughts and rectify their negative traits.

4. Thanking The Teachers:

Teachers’ day celebration is the best way your child can express her gratitude to her teachers.

You can encourage her to develop speeches, organize parties with others in class or dedicate quotes to teachers.

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Write a heartfelt note to thank your teacher for their valuable teachings. You may also present a simple homemade gift to offer your tribute.

5. Arrange A Picnic:

Another interesting way to celebrate teacher’s day. Your child with her friends can arrange a surprise picnic for their teachers.

Children can carry cameras, umbrellas, beverages, snacks, tissues and baskets, which constitute the picnic essentials.

6. Decorate:

Children can write special messages on the board

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Children can decorate the staff rooms and hallways. You can share interesting ideas with your child, like writing special messages on the board and decorating with balloons, ribbons and cards.

You can also encourage your child to draw “World’s Best Teacher” certificate and gift to her teacher.
Teacher’s day is one of the occasions that teachers as well as students look ahead to. Every school and educational institute has its own of celebrating this special day. You can share teachers day activity ideas and plans to help your child make her teachers feel special.

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Teachers’ Day is celebrated in different countries to commemorate eminent personalities or milestones in the domain of education.

Two Fun Games For Teachers Day

1. Make A Rectangle:

Here is a fun game that your kid’s teachers will love playing on Teachers’ Day. In a role reversal of sorts, your little one will instruct them to play properly.

  1. Ask your kid to blindfold all his teachers. Now, he should divide his teachers into different groups with about five to six members in each group.
  1. He should now hand out a rope to each group.
  1. The members of each group have to try and form a rectangle.
  1. Add some fun rules to make it a little challenging for the teachers, such as no one should touch or instruct each other, and no giggling.

2. The Couch Game:

The couch game will help teachers recall their own childhood

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Now here is one of the funniest teachers day games to play that will surely take your kid’s teachers go down their memory lane and recall the good old days of childhood.

  1. Before the game begins, ask your kid to divide his teachers into two different groups.
  1. Take a few sheets of paper and cut them up into small chits. Now write down the names of all the teachers on the pieces of paper and place them in a bowl.
  1. Randomly ask your kid to start picking out the pieces of paper and give them one by one to each teacher.
  1. Now, your kid should ask all the teachers to sit down in a circle. Four teachers have to sit on a couch and the rest have to sit on chairs. Keep an extra chair.
  1. The teacher who has the empty chair on her left has to call out a name to try and get someone from the opponent team off the couch. The person who has that name on the paper will get up and sit on the empty chair and swap the paper with the teacher who called the name.
  1. Each teacher with an empty chair on their left keeps calling a name until only all the teachers on the couch are from the same team.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the importance of Teachers’ day?

World Teachers’ day is celebrated on the 5th of October every year. Established in 1994 by UNESCO, this commemorates and brings awareness about the role of teachers and quality education in a child’s life. This day also honors the accomplishments of educators worldwide who have excelled in various fields of education.

2. How can we educate children about Teachers’ day?

A teacher’s responsibility is way beyond the classroom boundaries. They are one of the most important pillars in building a child’s future. Through various activities, children can be enlightened about the significance of Teachers’ Day. They include explaining its significance and celebrating worldwide, inspiring them to write a thoughtful thank you note for their favorite teacher, or watching movies inspired by teachers.

Stage performances, thanking teachers, picnics, interactive sessions, and games are some of the best activities to celebrate teachers’ day. Teachers’ day celebrations help children recognize the role and significance of teachers or educators in their lives. Interactive activities enhance the bond between students and teachers, and it helps in their academic and emotional growth. Expressing respect and gratitude to their teachers can be a memorable experience for the students. Furthermore, seeing their students organize activities and events on this special occasion will also make teachers proud.

Infographic: How To Celebrate Teacher’s Day?

Teacher’s Day is a special day to celebrate and honor the dedication of teachers, who are our window to the real world. This opportunity also allows students to show appreciation for their teachers and have some fun in the process. The infographic below presents playful activities you can suggest to your child to include in Teacher’s Day celebrations.

exciting activities for teacher’s day celebrations (infographic)

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