13 Free & Fun Virtual Incentives for Students

Virtual incentives take up no physical space in a classroom, can be awarded at any time, and are often always free.
By 
Becky Thal
 | 
April 11, 2022

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

Prior to 2020, the coveted teacher’s prize box was what every kid wanted to get their hands in. No one at that time could have predicted what an important role virtual incentives for students would play in keeping kids engaged and focused on schoolwork. Like everything else, teachers had to get creative in coming up with ways to reward their distant learners.

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

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While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

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While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

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About the Event

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

About the Presenter

Becky Thal currently works as an edtech consultant in the field of marketing. Previous roles have included 5th grade math/science teacher and advertising executive. Becky is active in many online communities, as well as her local community. She is always open to collaborating on new projects! In her spare time, Becky enjoys trips to the beach, trying new restaurants, and attending her kids’ various sports games and events. She lives with her husband, three children, and Labradoodle, in New Jersey.

Prior to 2020, the coveted teacher’s prize box was what every kid wanted to get their hands in. No one at that time could have predicted what an important role virtual incentives for students would play in keeping kids engaged and focused on schoolwork. Like everything else, teachers had to get creative in coming up with ways to reward their distant learners.

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Silent Disco
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
TikTok with the Teacher
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Play Games
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Blood Drive
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Backpack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Firebird of the Month
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Read Across America
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch With the Teacher
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
House Induction
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Toys
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Seating Choice
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Play Games
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Theme Party
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Picnic Lunch
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Line Leader
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free

All Event Ideas for Schools

💰
🎨
Meme Party
💰
🎨
Glow Party
💰
🎨
Camp Read Away
💰
🎨
Movie Night
💰
🎨
The Love Soiree
💰
🎨
House Induction
💰
🎨
Theme Party
💰
🎨
Music Fest
💰
🎨
Dance Party
💰
🎨
Decades Party
💰
🎨
Kickback Vibes

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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👑
🎁
Special Screening
🎉
👑
🎁
Line Leader
🎉
👑
🎁
Drop Lowest Quiz
🎉
👑
🎁
Locker Choice
🎉
👑
🎁
Parking Spots
🎉
👑
🎁
Operate Equipment.
🎉
👑
🎁
School Assembly
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Recess
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Jobs
🎉
👑
🎁
Free Dress

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Parking Spots
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Amazing Race
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Music Fest
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Karaoke Night
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Career Day
Grades 3-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Wristband
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Game-Based Simulation Learning
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Firebird of the Month
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Toys
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Holidays Around the World
Grades K-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Uber by a Principal
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
School Spirit Day
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
♟️Chess With the Principal
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Talk Time
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Partner Work
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch Concert
Grades 6-8
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Food-Themed Party
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
House Induction
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

💰
🎨
Class Book
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Line Leader
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Class Jobs
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Gift Cards
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
School Assembly
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Design the Bulletin Board
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Teacher Serenade
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Locker Choice
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

🎉
👑
🎁
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Stickers
Grades K-5
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Brain Break
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
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Prior to 2020, the coveted teacher’s prize box was what every kid wanted to get their hands in. No one at that time could have predicted what an important role virtual incentives for students would play in keeping kids engaged and focused on schoolwork. Like everything else, teachers had to get creative in coming up with ways to reward their distant learners.

While the vast majority of students have now fully returned to the classroom, the desire for virtual rewards has not waned. After all, they take up no physical space in a classroom, they can be awarded at any time, and in the case of the options below - they are all free! 

In fact, there are some virtual incentives that provide you with experiences you would not normally be able to take advantage of in person. 

Virtual Incentives for Students

Here is a list of some virtual incentives for students. Some ideas can be used for all grades, while others are more appropriate for a specific level, for instance, elementary or middle school. 

1. Digital Stickers, Coupons, or Tickets 

Whether you buy or make them, these tried and true incentives are still very popular. 

When students turn in work or complete an assessment online, consider putting a digital sticker on it and/or sending them a digital coupon or ticket. 

They can then collect these and trade them in for another virtual prize or classroom reward!

2. Virtual Movie Night

Try this as a class, or help organize it for your school! It makes it more fun if you can do this after school hours, and invite students and their families to participate. 

Everyone can wear their pajamas, grab their favorite snack, and enjoy watching from the comfort of their own home.

3. Lunch With a Teacher or Administrator 

While this may cater more to the younger students, we can’t underestimate the impact that 1:1 time has on kids. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on relationship building.

4. Digital Escape Rooms

This is a great activity for individuals or small groups. You can find plenty of free ones online that cover nearly every subject area, but it’s actually fun (and pretty easy) to create your own. 

Creating your own allows you to make it more customized for your class. If your students are older, you can even have them attempt to create one for the rest of the class to solve!

5. Extra Computer Games

This is pretty self-explanatory, however, it is important to keep in mind that this is about what the kids want to play - not what’s required of them. 

Try to put as few restrictions on them as possible if you are using this as a virtual incentive.

6. Digital Choice Boards

Many teachers struggle to fit in what seems like “extras,” including things like SEL and STEM activities. 

However, these are important to the development of the whole child. 

Giving students choice boards with an array of activities to pick from, will not only ensure you are incorporating these elements, but also that you are providing “voice and choice.”

7. Virtual Field Trips

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and VR, we are able to “visit” places all over the world that we normally wouldn’t be able to. 

Discuss with your students where they would like to go! If possible, tie these virtual trips into books or stories you are reading, places you are discussing in social studies/history, or ecosystems you are learning about in science.

8. Social Media Post 

Having a social media account for your class is a great way to invite all stakeholders into your classroom, without actually physically inviting anyone. 

Most students (and definitely their families) enjoy seeing themselves recognized in a public forum like Twitter or Instagram. Creating a post about a student is a great way to celebrate them virtually!

9. Social Media Reporter 

This idea serves two purposes: rewards students while also teaching them how to be good digital citizens. Allow one or two students at a time to take the reins over your social media account for the day. This can get tricky with regards to account privacy, so make sure you are monitoring this as it’s happening. But by allowing students to take pictures of what’s going on in class, and guiding them to create captions and use appropriate hashtags, you are helping them model responsible social media behavior.

10. Positive Email or Phone Call Home 

This is similar to creating a social media post about a student, but really adds a more personal touch. In fact, if these two are used in combination, they can do a lot to boost a student’s self-esteem. 

Too often we are only emailing or calling home with negative news. It’s a refreshing change to be able to change that narrative.

11. Virtual “Visit” from a Special Person

This is a great option for students who would love to have a relative or family friend come to read a book, but physical distance makes it difficult. 

Have the person of their choice join your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. Virtual visits can also be an option for school events like Career Day. 

12. Student Spotlight

Include a write-up or interview with a student in a digital newsletter or on your school’s website.

13. Podcast 

These can be another great way to communicate what’s going on in your classroom with all stakeholders. Students can be the interviewer or interviewee! There are plenty of free platforms you can host your podcast on, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to create it.

Virtual Incentives & Your Classroom

While you don’t need to include all of these, you should have a choice of a few different virtual incentives for students. Not all students will gravitate toward the same ones. For instance, someone more introverted may not want to be in the “student spotlight,” but would definitely appreciate a phone call home.

With the rise in virtual schools across the US, and the uncertainty of where the pandemic will take us in the future, virtual incentives don’t appear to be going anywhere. 

In fact, if anything, we will be adding more ideas to the list we have. This is a perfect opportunity for educators to push themselves outside their own comfort zone and try some new ideas in their classrooms can follow PBIS best practices or even create their own PBIS Store.

For instance, if you haven’t already tried them, research digital escape rooms, how to publish a digital newsletter, or even how to start a podcast. Asking your students to help you research these ideas can even serve as attendance incentives and is a good relationship-building activity. 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.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
👑
🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Board Game Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
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