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Orange Shirt Day Activities for Elementary Students in 2024

These activities are very popular for Orange Shirt Day, but they can be used any time of the year. They provide fun and engaging learning experiences to help you celebrate Orange Shirt Day with your class. Check out all of the Orange Shirt Day activities for elementary students below!

Orange Shirt Day activities for elementary students

3 Orange Shirt Day Activities for Elementary Students

Below are our favorite Orange Shirt Day activities for kids at the elementary level.

1. When I Was Eight Book Companion

When We Were Alone follows Olemaun, an Inuit girl who yearns to read the outsiders’ books despite her father’s initial resistance, and after facing adversity and mistreatment at the outsiders’ school, she perseveres, finds her voice, and achieves her dream of reading, ultimately feeling proud and triumphant. This When I Was Eight Book Companion includes reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, student activities, and much more. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

2. When We Were Alone Book Companion

When We Were Alone follows a young girl’s conversation with her grandmother, exploring the resilience and strength of Indigenous people in the face of cultural assimilation, and the importance of preserving traditions, identity, and connection to one’s heritage. This When We Were Alone Book Companion includes reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, student activities, and much more. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

3. Orange Classroom Transformation

Do a classroom transformation in your room using this Orange Classroom Theme Decor. It is packed with tons of resources to pick and choose from. You can also scale it down and just do a themed bulletin board. Learn more about this resource in our Clutter-Free Classroom Teacher Store!

In closing, we hope you found this list of Orange Shirt Day activities for elementary students helpful! If you did, then you may also be interested in these other related posts:

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