Rewards Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Use these free and affordable reward ideas to motivate any age student to work hard for behavior points.
Behavior rewards help improve classroom behavior. But picking the right ones is hard. Here are ideas for every age level to get you started!
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Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

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Rewards Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Use these free and affordable reward ideas to motivate any age student to work hard for behavior points.
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Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

Do you have a great reward idea? We'd love to add it here! Email us to share your idea!

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Rewards Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Use these free and affordable reward ideas to motivate any age student to work hard for behavior points.
By 
Liveschool Team
 | 
March 1, 2016
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Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

Do you have a great reward idea? We'd love to add it here! Email us to share your idea!

Register Now

About the Event

Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

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Rewards Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Use these free and affordable reward ideas to motivate any age student to work hard for behavior points.
By 
Liveschool Team
 | 
March 1, 2016

Behavior rewards help improve classroom behavior. But picking the right ones is hard. Here are ideas for every age level to get you started!

Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

Do you have a great reward idea? We'd love to add it here! Email us to share your idea!

All Reward Ideas for Students

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Career Day
Grades 3-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Emcee the Announcements
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Locker Choice
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Anime Themed Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Recess
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Talk Time
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Silent Disco
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

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Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Picnic Lunch
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Toys
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
School Assembly
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Holidays Around the World
Grades K-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meet the Teacher
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch With the Teacher
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free

All Event Ideas for Schools

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Decades Party
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The Love Soiree
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Amazing Race
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Bonfire
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Kickback Vibes
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Game Week
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Trunk or Treat
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STEM Field Day
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Movie Night
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Silent Disco

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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Locker Choice
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Drop Lowest Quiz
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Tutor
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Dance Party
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Teacher Q&A
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School Assembly
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Classroom DJ
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Line Leader
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Hat Pass
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Class Book
🎉
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🎁
Talk Time
🎉
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🎁
Seating Choice

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

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🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Holidays Around the World
Grades K-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Bonfire
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Old School Cookout
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
TikTok with the Teacher
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

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Seating Choice
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Picnic Lunch
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
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Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Final Fridays
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Graduation Celebration
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Talk Time
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
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🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
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🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
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🎁
Partner Work
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

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Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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Play Games
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
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🎨
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
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Rewards Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Use these free and affordable reward ideas to motivate any age student to work hard for behavior points.
By 
Liveschool Team
 | 
March 1, 2016

Behavior rewards help improve classroom behavior. But picking the right ones is hard. Here are ideas for every age level to get you started!

Incentives for Elementary School Students

  1. Write with a Special Pen for the Day — create a special pen or marker, only for a student who has earned enough points
  2. Care for the Class Pet — fish, guinea pig, bunny rabbit… who doesn’t love caring for an animal?
  3. Eat Lunch with Teacher or Administrator — let the student choose who they’d like to spend time with for an extra special meal.
  4. Extra Recess — 15 minutes more outside on a pretty day with a friend is a big incentive, especially during the spring!
  5. Trip to the Treasure Box — just like at the Doctor’s office, it’s nice to get a little trinket every now and then.
  6. Extra Reading Time — make this extra special by allowing students to read anywhere in the room, or with a magic reading hat, or in a designated special beanbag chair or nook.
  7. Choose a book for the entire class — for students with enough points, let them choose which book the teacher reads to the entire class.
  8. Student Spotlight Board — a photo of the student, along with all of that student’s favorite food, color, activity and more! Take time to let the student share about their own life.

Incentives for Middle School Students

  1. School Spirit Day — spirit fingers, glitter, the whole nine yards. Choose a day every month that students with enough points can participate in a theme dress day (i.e., pajama day, crazy hat day, super hero day, whacky tacky day… the possibilities are endless!) Then, have an assembly where you honor students for their academic success.
  2. Lunch Concert — students get to eat lunch in a private room (with an adult chaperone) with friends and play their personal, school-appropriate playlist.
  3. First in Line to Lunch — middle school students will beg for this anyway. Why not make it something they can earn?
  4. Class Jobs — application, interview and all. If you want to be the IT specialist in the room, you’ve got to earn your spot!
  5. Talk Time — give students a chance to earn a little extra time to chat with friends at the end of the week or month.
  6. Read to a younger class — helping out other teachers is no small feat.
  7. Teacher for the Day — whether they want to teach a game, a song, or a math lesson, let teaching be the ultimate reward (and practice).
  8. Emcee the Announcements — everyone likes to hear their own voice, especially middle school students.

Incentives for High School Students

  1. Design the Bulletin Board — whether it’s for an upcoming event, holiday, or just for someone’s birthday, give students the supplies and the time to show off their skill.
  2. Positive Phone Call Home — you never know what a difference it could make to give a little positive feedback to a parent of a high schooler.
  3. Create the Seating Chart — within reason, this incentive could actually help you out. Sometimes, students know better than teachers who can get along with whom.
  4. Parking Spots — let students earn the spots that they want.
  5. Locker Choice — whether it’s the locker nearest the entrance or the lunchroom, chances are there is prime real estate in the school. It could be a lesson in supply and demand.
  6. Movie Night — projectors and iTunes make this easier than ever.
  7. School Dance — it’s an incentive because it’s also a privilege.
  8. Class Outdoors — the student that redeems this incentive just might be the most popular kid for the day.

 

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