Inside "Capture The Spirit!"

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Chapter 1

The "Original" Mike Smith talks about the philosophy behind "capturing" school spirit.

Chapter 2

Stu Shaffer talks about taking a different look at school spirit and getting students involved in school.

  • Step 1: Identify your target audience.
  • Step 2: Identify the audiences already involved in your events.
  • Step 3: Identify the audiences NOT already involved in your events.
Chapter 3

Where do you go for ideas?

Chapter 4

Low threat activities defined

Chapter 5

Medium threat activities defined

Chapter 6

High threat activities defined

Chapter 7

Low Threat Games:

  • Spirit Key
  • Plastic Sheets
  • Earth Balls
Chapter 8

Medium Threat Games:

  • VW Stuff
  • Hula Hoop Pass
  • Ski Race
  • Bench Warmers' Race
Chapter 9

High Threat Games:

  • Pickle Spit
  • Chicken Fling
  • Rubber Face Contest
Chapter 10

Winners & Winners

Chapter 11

Water Balloon Toss

Chapter 12

Shaving cream and whipped cream

Chapter 13

Plan your work and work your plan

Chapter 14

Program recap with Mike Smith

Bonus Spirit Games

Bonus Chapter 1

Low Threat Games:

  • America's Cup
  • Wanted Poster
  • Welcome Back
  • Whose Smile?
  • T-Shirt Day
  • Dress-Up Days
Bonus Chapter 2

What to do when someone cheats

Bonus Chapter 3

Medium Threat Games:

  • VW Stuff (expanded material)
  • Lifesaver Pass
Bonus Chapter 4

High Threat Game:

  • Long John Stuff


Bonus Lesson on Project Planning
Bonus CD of printable support materials