The Ultimate List of Virtual Prizes for Students

We know how hard it is to manage a virtual classroom, and that's why we decided to make it just a little easier!
By 
Katie Neumeier
 | 
April 4, 2022

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

Of all the skills influential teachers need to have, classroom management is probably the most important. As we continue to adjust and adapt to methods of learning in the virtual space, teachers are exploring every avenue of student engagement.

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

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Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

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About the Event

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

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About the Event

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

About the Presenter

Katherine Neumeier has spent the last 8 years in education working with Title I schools to build strong classroom practices and close academic gaps with English Language Learners and Special Populations. She has taught across multiple grade levels as well as coached educators, served as a reading specialist, and built an intervention program from the ground up. Integrating EdTech platforms as well as utilizing behavior management tools such as Liveschool have transformed and supported her role as an educator. She earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's University and a M.Ed from The University of St. Thomas.

Of all the skills influential teachers need to have, classroom management is probably the most important. As we continue to adjust and adapt to methods of learning in the virtual space, teachers are exploring every avenue of student engagement.

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Awards Show Afterparty
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
“Let's Make A Difference Week"
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch Concert
Grades 6-8
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Old School Cookout
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Early Lunch Dismissal
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Stairway Messages
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher v Student Competition
Grades 6-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Game Week
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Toys
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Ice Cream Sundae Party
Grades K-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Theme Party
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meet the Teacher
Grades K-8
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Pen Pouch
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Serenade
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Family Feast
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY

All Event Ideas for Schools

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Screening
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
🎉
👑
🎁
Parking Spots
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Book
🎉
👑
🎁
Partner Work
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
🎉
👑
🎁
Tutor
🎉
👑
🎁
Talk Time

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Silly School Leader
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Talent Show. 🎤
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Holiday Classroom Carousel
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Night
Grades 9-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Hat Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Blood Drive
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Karaoke Night
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Graduation Celebration
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher v Student Competition
Grades 6-12
School
Privilege
Free

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Trunk or Treat
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Donate $1
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
STEM Field Day
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Assist the Custodian.
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher v Student Competition
Grades 6-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Decades Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
The A-List
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Career Day
Grades 3-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

💰
🎨
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Early Lunch Dismissal
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
TikTok with the Teacher
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Silly School Leader
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Snacks
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Emcee the Announcements
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Class Book
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Tutor
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

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

Of all the skills influential teachers need to have, classroom management is probably the most important. As we continue to adjust and adapt to methods of learning in the virtual space, teachers are exploring every avenue of student engagement.

Relationship building has also changed in which teachers, especially virtual ones, are having to become even more creative in the ways that they are rewarding their students for their hard work and efforts. 

Virtual prizes and incentives that contribute to a PBIS system or token economy are an integral part of this classroom management puzzle. 

Why Use Virtual Prizes for Students?

Teachers who have strong classroom management and positive rapport with students use prizes to…

  • Increase student engagement and participation
  • Maintain and strengthen class culture
  • Provide student choice and ownership
  • Connect with students and build authentic relationships
  • Promote positive class behavior

Virtual Prize Ideas

When considering what virtual prizes to offer, it is crucial to take into account the various types of learners you will have. With a variety of learners comes a need for diverse prize options. Let’s explore an assortment of virtual prize ideas to add to your teacher tool kit!

For the Book Worms & Explorers

Personalized or Private Read Aloud: 

Students choose a book for the teacher to read out loud to the entire class. This can also be modified by changing the audience from a whole class to smaller groups or individuals via breakout rooms. 

Virtual Field Trip

The perfect prize for students who are curious and learn best from experiences! 

These expeditions can be found through e-learning platforms such as Nearpod, through websites that have educational programs like National Geographic or Discovery Education, or popular destinations such as zoos or museums. 

Guided tours or personal interviews are also options, dependent on the type of excursion. 

Student Choice Awards 

In the virtual classroom or on the daily slide deck, students can earn a spot to display their favorite book, movie, or song! This prize can be given to multiple students and as often as you would like. 

virtual classroom example

For the Teacher Helpers 

Zoom Co-host aka “Teacher’s Helper”

This prize is for those students who are always on their A-game, keep you on your toes, and love to make sure everyone else is doing their job (you know which ones I am referring to). The Zoom co-host can help you manage the chat, ensure cameras are on, take attendance, support classmates, etc. This prize may require a bit of 1:1 training beforehand, but a little extra help is always needed in the virtual space!

Morning Meeting Leader

Students who earn this prize can help you plan and execute all the components of a typical morning meeting; greeting, share out, and activity. You can have them choose from several options or for more creative students, have them make up their very own. 

Brain Break

Everybody loves a brain break, especially when it gives you time to decompress and refocus before starting something new. 

Typical brain breaks last anywhere from 3-5 minutes and this prize will allow for students to choose a break from a premade list or lead their very own. Examples include dance parties, yoga, breathing strategies, or a short video.

For the Social Butterflies

Show & Tell

Kids of all ages enjoy sharing meaningful and exciting things about themselves with others, especially their friends and teachers. 

Winning this prize will allow students to show an item or two virtually and explain why it is important to them. Students could also be given the option to introduce their class to their pet(s). 

Game Time

This is a great prize for your more competitive and strategic students! In a breakout room or after school, students awarded this prize can play virtual games with their teacher. 

Due to the mass shift to the virtual space, there are tons of online gaming options to choose from. Favorites include bingo, scattergories, and chess!

Lunch with the Teacher (or Classmate)

Students can choose to have lunch with either their teacher or a classmate! This is typically done in a breakout space on Fridays, but there is a lot of freedom with how or when this prize is carried out. 

For the Energetics and Creatives  

Class Playlist

If there is one thing every class needs, it’s a good playlist! 

From dance party brain breaks to independent work time, we know students love a good song to jam to during the school day. This is a great prize option because the more students earn, the longer your playlist gets. 

There are also opportunities for students to get creative and produce their own original track using platforms like Chrome Music Lab. 

Virtual Talent Show

This prize is super fun, especially when multiple students earn and are ready to cash in their points for this opportunity. On a Friday or during a study hall, students can share any talent they have with their audience. 

Talents could range from dancing and singing to magic tricks and juggling. Talent shows are wonderful moments for students to share their talents and passions with their peers. 

Dance Party

A classic option for students who have a lot of energy and love to dance. This prize is best utilized when there are many students who are ready to celebrate together…nobody likes to dance alone. 

This prize can be hosted after school or on an off period and the rest is simple, turn on great music and dance!

For Anyone & Everyone

Digital Reward Tags & Stickers

This prize is an easy, instant gratification for any student that enjoys collecting and seeing all of their hard work in one spot. 

Free digital rewards or stickers can be found online or you can make your very own. Students collect these on their own slides or a teacher-made slide deck. Gotta collect them all!

Homework Pass

This prize option is as simple as it sounds. Students are able to use their points to opt-out of a homework assignment or extra practice opportunity that they don’t want to do. 

It is important to note that boundaries should be set with students on the best types of assignments to use this prize on. 

Positive Note or Call Home 

An oldie, but a goodie! Students love to share with their family members when they are doing well in school and meeting expectations. 

When students earn this prize, teachers either send a note home to teachers (via mail) or can call home to share all of the wonderful things their student is doing in class. 

Final Thoughts

Virtual prizes are an important component of every PBIS system. They increase student engagement, create buy-in, and promote positive behavior supports which will, in turn, support academic growth and student success. The usage of these simple classroom rewards and prizes can make all the difference in the virtual classroom. Or if you're still looking for the ideal motivators you can follow PBIS best practices, create your own PBIS Store or try our list of free rewards for students. Need help motivating middle school student students? Check out our guide to using student voice to create prizes for middle school students.

All Reward Ideas for Students

🎉
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🎁
Family Feast
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
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🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Video Game Rewards
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Silly Science Experiments
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Blood Drive
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Old School Cookout
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Book
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Host a Virtual Party. 🎶
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
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🎁
Art Contest
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Camp Read Away
Grades K-8
Class/House
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Spotlight Board
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY

All Reward Ideas for Elementary School Students

🎉
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🎁
Pie a Teacher
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Student Messenger
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Reading Time
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Posters
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Drop Lowest Quiz
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Play Games
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Screening
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Recess
Grades K-5
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
Grades K-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Special Pen
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Backpack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free

All Event Ideas for Schools

All Free Reward Ideas for Schools

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🎁
Parking Spots
🎉
👑
🎁
Show & Tell
🎉
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🎁
Play Games
🎉
👑
🎁
Line Leader
🎉
👑
🎁
Class Jobs
🎉
👑
🎁
Hat Pass
🎉
👑
🎁
Drop Lowest Quiz
🎉
👑
🎁
Free Dress
🎉
👑
🎁
Classroom DJ
🎉
👑
🎁
Tech Time
🎉
👑
🎁
Lunch Concert
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher Serenade

All Reward Ideas for High School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Holiday Delivery
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Food-Themed Party
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Certificate of Achievement
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Lost & Found Fashion Show
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Movie Night
Grades 9-12
Student
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Music Fest
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
“Let's Make A Difference Week"
Grades 9-12
Class/House
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Virtual Field Trip
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Books
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Glow Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Dance Party
Grades K-12
Student
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Fake The Funk
Grades 9-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
School Supplies & Merch
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe

All Reward Ideas for Middle School Students

🎉
👑
🎁
Career Day
Grades 3-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Picnic Lunch
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Snack Party
Grades 3-12
Class/House
Privilege
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Meme Party
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Digital Escape Rooms
Grades 6-12
Class/House
Privilege
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
Social Media Reporter
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Seating Choice
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Extra Computer Games
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Tutor
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Technology
Grades 6-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
🎉
👑
🎁
STEM Field Day
Grades K-8
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY
🎉
👑
🎁
Positive Note or Call Home
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Be a Comedian.
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Teacher for the Day
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
Morning Meeting Leader
Grades 3-8
Student
Privilege
Free
🎉
👑
🎁
The Love Soiree
Grades 6-12
School
Event
Low Cost/DIY

All Student Reward & Incentive Ideas

💰
🎨
Homework Pass
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Class Pet
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Sweatshirt
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
School Assembly
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Tutor
Grades 6-8
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Sports Tickets
Grades 3-12
Student
Tangible
Deluxe
💰
🎨
Loudspeaker Shoutout
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Teacher Q&A
Grades K-12
Class/House
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Special Screening
Grades K-12
School
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Class Book
Grades K-5
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Snack Pack
Grades K-12
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Create the Seating Chart
Grades 6-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Podcast
Grades 3-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Pen Pouch
Grades K-8
Student
Tangible
Low Cost/DIY
💰
🎨
Free Dress
Grades K-12
Student
Privilege
Free
💰
🎨
Parking Spots
Grades 9-12
Student
Privilege
Free

All Virtual Reward Ideas for Schools

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