12 School Party Ideas for Any Budget

School should be a space where student achievement is celebrate, what better way than with a school party?
By 
Charmaine Williams
 | 
May 17, 2022

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

It’s time to party!

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

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Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

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Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

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About the Event

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

About the Presenter

Charmaine is a graduate of Winston Salem State University and has a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. She is currently pursuing certification in Educational Leadership and Administration. Charmaine is a passionate English and Language Arts Educator. She leads a life dedicated to being an advocate for students and colleagues and she has over 12 years of experience in Education.


Charmaine is the founder of The Controlled Chaos Academy, which is an interactive Classroom Management Bootcamp for Educators! This program
focuses on building community through transformative learning experiences that translate into tangible academic growth!

It’s time to party!

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Fake The Funk
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Trip to the Treasure Box
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Kickback Vibes
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Karaoke Night
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Play Games
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Line Leader
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Wild ‘N Out High School Edition
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Design the Bulletin Board
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Theme Party
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Wristband
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Partner Work
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Pen Pouch
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Final Fridays
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch With the Teacher
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY

All Event Ideas for Schools

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

🎉
👑
🎁
Blood Drive
🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Serenade
🎉
👑
🎁
Game of Thrones
🎉
👑
🎁
Operate Equipment.
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
🎉
👑
🎁
School Assembly
🎉
👑
🎁
Homework Pass
🎉
👑
🎁
Parking Spots

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Anime Themed Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
The Big Ticket
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Locker Choice
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Music Fest
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
“Let's Make A Difference Week"
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silent Disco
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Night
Grades 9-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Backpack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Serenade
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Get-to-Know-You Bingo
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Emcee the Announcements
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Camp Read Away
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Old School Cookout
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

💰
🎨
♟️Chess With the Principal
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Backpack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Early Lunch Dismissal
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Silly School Leader
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Locker Choice
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Dress Up or Down Day
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Talk Time
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

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

It’s time to party!

Long gone are the days when two slices of pizza and a VHS playing on a tv cart would suffice for the mundane intricacies of school. It used to be enough to just go outside for 30 minutes and then head back in to finish instruction. 

With the influx of technology, social and emotional needs, students need tangible incentives to come to school, to thrive, and be rewarded for just simply being a kid. 

While I understand that some would argue students should only be rewarded with school parties if they have met a certain reading score, maintained perfect attendance, blown a math test out of the water, or even managed to be the “model” student… 

Presenting students with opportunities to “let their hair down” and enjoy leisure unattached to anything other than that, rewards them to come to school, which inherently decreases absenteeism and increases student classroom engagement. 

It is important for students to be cognizant of the ability to enjoy school and not attach school to just work, grades, and test scores. 

This attitude truly dampens the overall school experience. School should be a space where the students' needs are holistically addressed. And what better way than an energetic school party?

School Party Ideas

1. Glow Party

Glow sticks galore with a nice playlist while surrounded by darkness and a starry ceiling… with glow stick necklaces, bracelets, mouthpieces, halos, and more! 

Of course, you must have a glow stick dance competition to top off this already fun and exciting intentionally illustrious illumination! 

2. Decades Party

Get to digging through those attics, garages, sheds, and deep back in your parents’ closets. Because it’s time to party with a blast from the past!  Imagine seeing students gather in outfits like those from the Roaring 30s, Fabulous 50s, Soulful 70s, and nostalgic 90s. 

There must be a playlist with music reflecting each era making students do some research to make this happen. It’s a self-motivated history lesson while making unforgettable history themselves!

3. Anime Themed Party

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Tokyo Revengers just to name a few! It’s time to get the gear, look the part, and transform your school into a local Cosplay convention! Who doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Anime character? 

Anime is one of the biggest and fastest-growing entertainment industries in the world. This is another way for students to express themselves and share their love of anime! 

4. A Cookout – Old School Style

Bring out the grills, chilled sodas, and hamburgers! Hire a DJ and play some old-time hits along with a nice game of kickball in the schoolyard.

Of course, you can have the classic hot dogs and hamburgers but having a small cookoff with students would really take things to the next level. 

Go ahead and have a hot dog and pie-eating contest as well. Every good cookout has games and even better desserts. 

5. Silent Disco

Give everyone headphones and let them play their favorite music and dance the night away, silently. Students can use a valuable item, like house keys, as collateral to ensure they return the borrowed headphone equipment. 

Ultimately, the focus is a new, growing trend of fun and unique ways to party. A simple radio transmitter with multiple wireless headphones hooked to it will do the job. 

6. The Domino Effect

Students can only gain entrance by wearing the colors black and/or white. Decor to match the theme all while allowing students to see how creative they can be by only using two colors.

7. The A-List

Imagine putting your students putting on their very best business casual attire, mimicking a networking social, while the sounds of a live band playing in the back give students the optimal time to mix and mingle! 

Think of this as your school's version of the Met Gala. You literally can roll out the red carpet. Have red carpet interviews and a best-dressed competition. Make it a fundraiser by hiring a professional photographer and charging students a reasonable price for receiving their amazing photos. 

8. Meme Party

Each person will dress as their favorite meme (the crying Michael Jordan meme or the Red Cup meme). They will automatically know and understand each other’s choices based upon their cultural and social similarities. Have everyone vote on the best meme recreation. 

9. Food-Themed Party

Who doesn’t enjoy great-tasting food? Students would have the opportunity to dress in their favorite food but in the most stylish way possible. Best costume wins!

10. Awards Show Afterparty

If you ask celebrities the fun is never at the award shows. It’s at the after-party! Students can dress up as their favorite celebs and even have funny interview sessions planned for this star-studded school event

11. The Love Soiree

Love is in the air! Maybe a gala, banquet, or simple dinner makes for a safe alternative to the very anticipated Valentine’s Day. Letters and Love Songs could be the theme where you pre-approve students' poems, writings, and songs to provide entertainment and appropriate  expressions of love for self and others.

12. Kickback Vibes

This is for the chill and super relaxed crowd. There are students whose vibe is not all over the place and would rather a nice and cozy space where they can not be overstimulated. Couches, pillows, floor cushions, dim light, calm music, and lite refreshments will set the right vibe. 

Poetry readings, small skits, and a live band are the perfect ways to turn any space into the right kickback party. Host it in the library, drama room, or any carpeted space.

Your School’s Turn

School does not have to be all work and no play! In the same regard as adults, we need time to unwind and recalibrate so that we can continue to be our best selves! Our students need those same opportunities to let their hair down and be kids!

Not ready for a party? You can still follow PBIS best practices and motivate students through a reward system in your PBIS Store or start with our list of free rewards for students.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Karaoke Night
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Water Bottle Stickers
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meet the Teacher
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Screening
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
The Big Ticket
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Recess
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Theme Party
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Game-Based Simulation Learning
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Silent Disco
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Drop Lowest Quiz
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Camp Read Away
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
STEM Field Day
Grades K-8
School
Event
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-8
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Grades K-8
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Grades K-12
School
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Grades 3-8
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades 3-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
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Grades 3-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
School
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Grades K-8
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Grades K-12
Student
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Low Cost/DIY

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Grades 3-8
Student
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Grades 3-12
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Grades K-12
School
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Grades 3-12
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Grades 9-12
Student
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Grades K-5
Student
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Grades K-12
Student
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Grades K-5
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Grades 3-12
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Grades 9-12
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
Class/House
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Grades 6-12
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Grades K-12
Student
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Grades K-8
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Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
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Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
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👑
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Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
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Grades K-12
Student
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Free
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Grades K-12
Student
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Grades 3-8
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Grades 3-12
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Grades 3-12
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Donate $1
Grades 3-12
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Low Cost/DIY
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Grades 3-12
Student
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Free
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👑
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Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
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Grades K-12
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Grades K-8
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Grades 6-12
Class/House
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Grades K-5
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