Rewards & Incentives Students Will Actually Love

The right rewards can engage students in your school-wide PBIS system, but these won't break the bank!
By 
The Liveschool Team
 | 
August 19, 2019

But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

PBIS rewards can change the way a school operates, on a variety of levels. A consistent system of recognizing students can lead to higher test results, happier teachers, more engaged kids, and a more positive environment overall.

But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

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But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

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But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

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But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

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PBIS rewards can change the way a school operates, on a variety of levels. A consistent system of recognizing students can lead to higher test results, happier teachers, more engaged kids, and a more positive environment overall.

But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

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Silly Science Experiments
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Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
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🎉
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Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Event Ideas for Schools

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Theme Party
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Blood Drive
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Kickback Vibes
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🎨
Decades Party
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Game Week
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Bonfire
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Family Feast
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The Love Soiree
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Silent Disco

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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Classroom DJ
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Be a Comedian.
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Virtual Field Trip
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Class Book
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Meet the Teacher

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

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Anime Themed Party
Grades 6-12
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Event
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Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
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Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
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Design the Bulletin Board
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
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Free
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Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
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Event
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Stairway Messages
Grades 9-12
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Free
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Grades 9-12
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Class Pet
Grades K-12
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Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-12
Student
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Free
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Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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Blood Drive
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
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Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
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Event
Free
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Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY

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Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
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Free
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Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
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Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Anime Themed Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
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👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Holidays Around the World
Grades K-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Glow Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Family Feast
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Deluxe

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

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Assist the Custodian.
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
School Assembly
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Stickers
Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Picnic Lunch
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Emcee the Announcements
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Drop Lowest Quiz
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

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🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Stickers
Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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The Liveschool Team
 

PBIS rewards can change the way a school operates, on a variety of levels. A consistent system of recognizing students can lead to higher test results, happier teachers, more engaged kids, and a more positive environment overall.

But in order for it to work, the rewards themselves need to be enticing enough to catch kids’ attention, without blowing your school’s budget. So we’ve pulled together some teacher-recommended tips for building a stockpile of fun rewards for your own school. 

Download our list of student reward ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students to get started, and read on to see how other teachers use creative incentives in their classrooms.

Reward with group activities. 

It’s a team effort to get classrooms engaged and students excited about school. Why not celebrate as a team too?

Most middle school rewards and incentives focus on individual recognition (and that’s not a bad thing!) But mix it up by incorporating some group activities for the whole class, or even multiple grades. 

  • Award tickets to games, dances, and school trips when students earn enough good behavior points. 
  • Schedule smaller outings (like a trip to the local pizza joint) when the whole class consistently improves their behavior. 
  • Have class outside, or give the entire grade extra time at recess. 
A photo of students who won a PBIS raffle  in front of a truck with "Jaguars Football Camp" on the side
Students at Freedom Crossing Academy with enough LiveSchool points had the option to enter a raffle to win a donated ticket to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game!

Encourage healthy competition!

Everyone wants to be the MVP. In this case, that’s earned by being prepared for class and engaged in the lesson instead of scoring the winning goal. 

Create a few different teams within your school, and track their behavior points collectively. These teams could be divided by grade level, or mixed between grades. Make sure students can see the points rack up by displaying their progress on a bulletin board or in morning announcements. 

Nicole Clark, third-grade teacher at Kingsway Elementary in Charlotte County, FL, created student teams and arranged a competition using the House Points feature of LiveSchool. Teachers even encouraged the kids to show their team pride by wearing their class colors, and announcing competition updates on the school news. 

Get teachers involved. 

Teachers can have some fun, too! Look for ways to include teachers and staff in events and group rewards - the more that can actively participate, the better. 

Teachers at Orondo Middle School in Wenatchee, Washington, decided to reward the students who earned the most behavior points with a pretty epic soccer game between teachers and students. The first teams to participate (7 teachers, 11 7th graders, and two 6th grade referees) took the game very seriously. 

7 Faculty and 11 Students Pose on a Soccer Field during a Student/Faculty soccer game, with 2 student referees
Students and teachers enjoyed this creative reward, building relationships between the players in the process.


“It was such a close game that we delayed the start of the period after lunch a few minutes for the teachers to recompose themselves,” said 5th grade teacher Mark Shorb. 

But their efforts paid off! Teachers won the game 1-0, and the soccer game has gone down in Orondo Middle School history.

Track points in a central location. 

No matter what behavior management incentives you decide on, make sure your behavior goals are clear, and rewards are fairly distributed. This is essential in order to keep the student body excited, and foster buy-in from the kids and the teachers.

A student using LiveSchool's Points app
LiveSchool makes it simple to track behavior points based on a customizable rubric


The best way to do this is through an electronic app like LiveSchool, which tracks behavior points by student, grade, and teacher. This platform allows everyone to see how close they are to their goal, and what types of behaviors are earning them those coveted points. 

Ready to build your own bank of behavior rewards? Here’s our list of PBIS recognition ideas and attendance incentives to get you started with your PBIS behavior plan!

Share your own ideas with the LiveSchool community! Post a photo of your favorite behavior reward on Facebook or Instagram and tag @whyliveschool! 

Want incentives more specific to your grade level? Try our resources built around elementary school incentives, incentive ideas for middle school students, or incentives for high school students.

Not working with a big budget? We put together 10 completely free rewards for your classroom that are sure to kickstart the engagement in your lessons.

All Reward Ideas for Students

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Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Wristband
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
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🎁
Amazing Race
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
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👑
🎁
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
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Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Glow Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Bonfire
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Trip to the Treasure Box
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Kickback Vibes
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
School Dance
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free

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Class Book
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Serenade
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
STEM Field Day
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meet the Teacher
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Holidays Around the World
Grades K-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Stickers
Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Drop Lowest Quiz
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Event Ideas for Schools

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Career Day
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Family Feast
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Decades Party
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🎨
Movie Night
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🎨
Music Fest
💰
🎨
Silent Disco
💰
🎨
Meme Party
💰
🎨
Blood Drive
💰
🎨
Bonfire

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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Partner Work
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Class Book
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Brain Break
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Homework Pass
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Talk Time
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Teacher Serenade
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Special Screening
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Extra Recess
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Art Contest
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Class Jobs
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Extra Reading Time

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

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Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
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👑
🎁
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Stairway Messages
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Free
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👑
🎁
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Locker Choice
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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Operate Equipment.
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Food-Themed Party
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
The Love Soiree
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Holiday Classroom Carousel
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Blood Drive
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Silly School Leader
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

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Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
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🎁
Toys
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Firebird of the Month
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Tutor
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
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Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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👑
🎁
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silly School Leader
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Graduation Celebration
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Meet the Teacher
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Assist the Custodian.
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

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Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Trip to the Treasure Box
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
TikTok with the Teacher
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Teacher Serenade
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Partner Work
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Emcee the Announcements
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Stickers
Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
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