Homework Passes For Student Incentives

Incentives are a great way to engage your students and create excitement for your PBIS rewards program. However, coming up with incentive ideas may be a challenging task. So we’ve created this list of PBIS incentives to help educators and administrators support Tier 1 of their PBIS program.

Incentives are categorized by:

  • Grade: K – 12th
  • Price: our estimate of the school’s cost
  • Category: Tangible, Recognition, or Privilege
  • Value: one trophy represents items that can be earned with one or two weeks, two trophies represent items that may take up to a full grading period to earn, and three trophies for items that may take half of the year to earn

To view additional information and a long description of each PBIS Incentive, just click the next to the Reward title.

The Ultimate List of PBIS Incentives

“Family Night Bag”

Over the weekend, a student gets to borrow the “Family Night Bag,” which includes games, movies, popcorn, etc.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
“Specials” teacher’s assistant

Student assists a specials teacher (gym, art, music, etc.) for a period.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
$5 fast food gift card

Student gets a $5 gift card to a local fast food restaurant.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or moreCategory: TangibleValue:
2nd chance

Student gets another chance to redo an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
5-minute stand up

Jr. Comedian gets five minutes to get the class laughing. Hand them a microphone and throw up a red velvet curtain backdrop on the Proboard.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Admission to a dance

Student receives free admission to a school dance.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a game of Student VS. Teacher

Students go up against teachers in this battle to win! Games might include dodge ball, tug-o-war, etc.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a holiday party

Student gets to attend a holiday party.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a school carnival

Student is allowed admission to the school carnival.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to a sporting event

Student receives free admission to a sporting event.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to dodge ball tournament

Quarterly or every semester, students receives free admission to a dodge ball tournament.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to family night

Student may attend Family Night, where families come to play games and have fun with their children at the school.

Grades: K - 6thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to field day

Student is allowed to attend Field Day at the end of the year.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to field trip for positive behavior

Student can attend a field trip for their positive behavior.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to ping pong tournament

Quarterly or every semester, students receives free admission to a ping pong tournament.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Admission to volunteering field trip

School arranges a volunteering trip after school or on the weekend and student gets admission to event.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Admission to water balloon fight

Towards the end of the year, student receives free admission to a massive water balloon fight outside.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Afternoon movie

Student brings in a G/PG-rated movie for the class to watch.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Artwork on display

Student’s artwork is displayed in a designated, high traffic area for a selected period of time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Assignment reviewer

Student reviews assignments (homework, DMR, morning work, etc.) with the class.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Assist coach at a sport’s game

Student assists a coach at a sport’s game (getting water, towels, keeping score, etc.).

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Be a mentor

The student can provide mentor/tutor for another class/grade level. Like reading to younger children.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Be the messenger

The student gets to be the messenger for the teacher for the day/period.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Beanboozled Challenge

Oh yes! This creative idea is what you think. A Teacher vs. Student Beanboozled® Jelly Belly jelly bean challenge. Make this a public challenge for your classroom or challenge the pricinpal at an assembly.

Proceed with caution. Some of these flavors are out right disgusting!

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Rachel Brooks (Moline, IL)
Binder

3-ring binder.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Bingo

Using blank BINGO cards, have students fill them in and use math game pieces as bingo pieces.

Prizes can vary from candy bars to other donated items.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Courtney Pennington (Smith Middle School)
Book cover

Fabric or paper book cover to protect the book.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Book Talk / Book Club

Student gets to share a book or book talk with their peers by reading a book, giving a review of a book, posting information about a book on Flipgrid, or by hosting a book club with treats during the students’ independent reading time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Keisha Davis, (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Bookmark

Average price when bought in bulk, 9¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Brain break choice

Student selects what brain break activity the class will do.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Brainteaser

Student gets a page full of fun brainteasers.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Breakfast treat

Student receives a small breakfast treat (breakfast burrito, donut, cinnamon roll, etc.)

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Bring a drink

Student may bring a drink to school.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Bring a stuffed animal/toy

Student may bring a stuffed animal/toy as long as it doesn’t prove to be a distraction. Set size limits!

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Bubble time

Student gets to play with bubbles at recess.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Building a ‘WOW’ border

Students can choose a WOW border tile to add to the PBIS school banner or bulletin board.

Quilt blocks, donated pillow cases, or other fancy fabrics are re-purposed into WOW tiles. A student may select and add their tile to the border of the PBIS school banner or board. The border can expand and grow, as needed, as students add to it.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Nancy Adams, Kansas City, MO
Calculator

8-digit display with large LCD display; solar-powered.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Candy bar

Average price when bought in bulk, 67¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Canvas Painting Party

Students can participate in a canvas painting party.

See pictures from Rise Academy’s canvas party on Twitter.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Rise Academy, Covington, GA
Celebrate like it’s your birthday

Student gets to be treated like it’s their birthday on a day of their choosing.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Gina Marie, New York City
Celebration Signature Wall

A chalkboard paint wall that students can sign when they are have a positive referral for PBIS or a celebration.

See a picture.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Mandy Ellis, Dunlap Grade School
Charades

Student picks a couple of friends and they play charades.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Children’s sunglasses assortment

Average price when bought in bulk, 53¢ per item.

Grades: K - 4thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Choose a story to be read

Student chooses what story will be read to the class.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Choose your seat

Student may choose their seat in the classroom. Short or long term change.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class DJ

Student chooses what school-appropriate music the class will listen to throughout the day. Kidz Bop is a safe bet.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class job switch-up

Student gets to switch around the class jobs and choose the job they want most.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Class mascot

Student gets to have the class mascot for the day.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Classroom Assistant (helper)

Student assists with smaller tasks (errand to the office, make copies, pass out papers, papers in mail boxes, etc.).

Grades: 1st - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Clay time

Student gets to create something out of clay.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Clean desk

Teacher cleans student’s desk.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Co-Teach, all day

Student introduces lessons, awards points, passes out papers, etc. all day long. Referred to as Mr./Ms. Lastname.

Grades: 2nd - 6thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Colored pencils

12 ct. Crayola pre-sharpened colored pencils.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Coloring book

Coloring book, several options.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Coloring page

Student gets to color a printed coloring page.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: TangibleValue:
Complete an assignment outside

Enjoying the beautiful weather? Allow the student to work on an assignment outside.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Computer/iPad time

Student receives a designated amount of time to play on the computer/iPad.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Cookie

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Cooking lesson

Student learns how to cook a meal with a teacher and take it home to their family.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Cotton Candy party

Students can earn a cotton candy party.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Shironda Brown, Waynesboro, GA
Craft

Teacher shows student how to make an inexpensive craft. Perfect gift around the holidays!

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Crayons

8 pc. or 24 pc. crayons.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Decorate a Ceiling Tile

Outline a drawing and paint your masterpiece on a ceiling tile that will be hung in the ceiling of our school and make our building bright and beautiful!

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Kelly Tarr, Elizabeth School District
Divider tabs

5-tab dividers for binders.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
DJ Dance Party

An end of year or grading period celebration. Students can celebrate by attending the DJ Dance Party. DJ could be an auctioned item, selected attendees, or staff. There are lots of ways to make the DJ a fun element of this celebration.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Domino chain reaction

Student and teacher (or friend) work together to make a ridiculous domino arrangement. When finished, topple it for class to see.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Donate $1 to charity

Student chooses what charity they want to donate a dollar to and gets a shout out on the PA.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Donate $5 to charity

Student chooses what charity they want to donate $5 to and get a shout out on the PA.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: RecognitionValue:
Donut

Donated coupon from local donut shop.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Dress as your favorite character

Students can dress as their favorite book or movie character for the day.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Mrs. Gillespie, Kings Local Schools
Drink

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Drop lowest test / quiz grade

Allow the student to remove their lowest grade for a grading period, semester, or year.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Duct tape principal to a wall

Student(s) signs up to help duct tape administration to a wall.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Duct tape teacher to a wall

Student(s) select which teacher they duct tape to a wall.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:
Early release to lunch

The student is released 5 minutes early to lunch and allowed to get lunch before the rest of the student body.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Dr. Kimberly Cabrera in Chino, CA
Erase a tardy

Student can remove a tardy from their attendance.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Eraser

Average price when bought in bulk, 35¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Escape Room

A school-wide PBIS celebration. Group student to match the number of rooms you have and have them work together to solve puzzles to find the next clue. Find all the clues in within the time limit to save the day.

Check on this post on Instagram.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Katie Ritchie, Oglesby Washington Jr. High (IL)
Essay discount

Student has 20% taken off of the essay length.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extended hallway passing time

Instead of the designated amount of time in the hall between classes, student gets a few minutes extra.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra credit opportunity

Student gets the opportunity to do an extra credit assignment in a specific subject.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra library visit

Student gets an extended library visit.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra recess

Student receives more time at recess.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Extra time for an assignment

Student receives extra time to complete a selected assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Facebook post dedicated to you

Student gets featured on the school’s Facebook/social media website.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Fancy Friday

The student will be allowed to come to school dressed in their fancy clothes (dresses, ties, best attire) and may have a “fancy” lunch in the classroom. May even include dinner music as they eat.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Aurora Cabrera, Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School, CT
Fidget Spinner Time

Student receives a designated amount of time to play with the fidget spinner

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Linda Brooks (Oxford, NC)
First in lunch line

Student gets to jump to the front of the lunch line.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
First-class dining in the cafeteria

Have a special table in the cafeteria where students can be waited upon as if they’re in a restaurant. One or two staff members take orders and serve them the meal.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Flashlight Friday

Students may bring in a flashlight from home or borrow from school. Lights are off in the classroom. Students use the flashlight for a period or throughout the day. We used them during reading, writing, math, and science. The teacher may also use a flashlight for lessons too!

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Donna McLeod at Lowell Elementary School
Folder

Average price when bought in bulk, 32¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Free draw

Student receives a designated amount of time to free draw.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free dress

For uniform schools, student may dress down for the day.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free time

Student gets a select period of time to do what they choose.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Free tutoring in a subject

Student gets one-on-one tutoring in a subject they struggle with.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Freestyle Lunch

Students can sit wherever they want in the lunchroom, get a popsicle, and have dance music played during lunch. They can dance when done eating.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Fries

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of bowling

Donated coupon from local bowling alley.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of laser tag

Donated coupon from local laser tag facility.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game of putt-putt golf

Donated coupon from local miniature golf place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Game time

Student picks a friend and play a game together

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Game with counselor/admin

Student plays a game with the school’s counselor/admin.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Gel pen

Average price when bought in bulk, 40¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Glue stick

Average price when bought in bulk, 45¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Gum chewer

Student gets to chew gum in class.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Gym Time – “extra”

Each Friday any student that has purchased 15 minutes of gym time can go to the gym with the PE teacher and have free activities for 15 minutes.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Andrew Jordan, West Carroll Primary School (IL)
Hat day

Student may wear a hat.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Help in another classroom

Student gets to help out in another classroom for a period.

Grades: 4th - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Highlighter

Average price when bought in bulk, 45¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Homemade treat

Teacher brings in a homemade treat for the class.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Homework assignment cut in half

Student only gets half the amount of homework, and may cash it in when they choose.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
House of cards

Student and teacher work together to make an incredible house of cards. For younger grades, use sticky tack or tape to help cards stand.

Grades: K - 8thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Hungry Hungry Hippos

A game of “reality” Hungry Hungry Hippos. Students are rolled into the ball area to fetch and retrieve balloons with a laundry basket. Game(s) could be played tournament style or as a single.

Watch a video.

Grades: 6th - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Donny Sikora, Warren Woods Middle School (MI)
Ice cream

Donated coupon from local ice cream parlor/fast food place.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
In-class homework time

Student gets a select period of time to work on their homework.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Jean day

For uniform schools, student may wear school-appropriate jeans.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Jumbo pencil

Average price when bought in bulk, 34¢ per item.

Grades: K - 3rdPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Jump Rope with the School Counselor

Three selected students can jump rope with the counselor during lunch or PE.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Feleshia Burden, North Glade Elementary
Just call me (teacher’s first name)!

Student gets to refer to the teacher by her first name. Hey Sally, what’s for lunch?

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Just Dance!

Student and friends get to play “Just Dance.” Youtube appropriate “Just Dance” songs to get the party started.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
K-9 Demonstration

Local Law enforcement will come to your school and do a demonstration with their K-9 partners. This is more for a monthly reward or a singular event, not necessarily a repeated event.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Melissa Maloy (Springfield, IL)
Karaoke time

Student picks a couple of friends and have a karaoke contest.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Key chain carabiner clip

Average price when bought in bulk, 22¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Kickball Game – Students vs. Teachers

PBIS inventive points are pulled to have a students vs. students OR students vs. staff kickball game.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Kid’s meal

Donated coupon from local restaurant/fast food place.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: DonationCategory: TangibleValue:
Lanyard assortment

Average price when bought in bulk, 58¢ per item.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Late date

Student gets an extra day to turn in an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Late-Grade-Away

Student gets whatever late-grade penalty taken off an assignment.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Lego time

Student has time to build with Legos.

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Librarian assistant

Assist the librarian for a selected period of time.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Limo Lunch

Students enjoy a limo ride and lunch.

Check it out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkPrLaBP_D/

Grades: K - 12thPrice: $5 or MoreCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Madison Elementary School (Marshfield, WI)
Line leader

Student becomes line leader for the day/week.

Grades: K - 2ndPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Locker mirror

Magnetic mirror, perfect for lockers.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Loose leaf paper

Wide-ruled or college-ruled loose leaf paper.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Lotion

Scented hand lotion.

Grades: 3rd - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: TangibleValue:
Lunch and recess with teacher

Teacher spends lunch and recess hanging out with the student.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: RecognitionValue:
Lunch with an adult of your choice

Student can choose any adult in the school to eat lunch with.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Andrew Jordan, West Carroll Primary School (IL)
Lunch with school officer

School officer supplies lunch for student and eat together.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Lunch with the Principal

Student(s) get to enjoy a lunch with the Principal.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Luxury Lunch Table

Students can sit at the luxury lunch table during their lunch period.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:   Submitted by: Patrick Smith (Basswood Elementary)
Magazine

School gets subscriptions to several magazines, based on student interests, and sells issues.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: BulkCategory: TangibleValue:
Magic trick

Teacher shows student how to do a magic trick. If your rabbit pulling skills are rusty, Youtube some tricks!

Grades: K - 5thPrice: FreeCategory: PrivilegeValue:
Mandalas to Color

This tangible reward may also be a recognition award by displaying the mandalas in the school with a bulletin board. Many themed mandala pictures can be download online. Mandalas are useful for stress reduction and creativity.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: InexpensiveCategory: RecognitionValue:   Submitted by: Lillian Farrell, Sparta Middle School (NJ)
Mannequin Challenge

Whole school participation event to hold a mannequin challenge. This is a great opportunity for video / social media content for a school.

Grades: K - 12thPrice: FreeCategory: Privilege

The Ultimate List of Reward Ideas for High School Students!

 

Looking for reward ideas to motivate your high schoolor middle school students?

Tired of finding reward ideas that are more applicable to elementary kids than your 9th or 10th graders? No need to look any further.

 

As a language teacher, I’m always searching for incentives to get my trickier classes to speak in the target language.  I incorporate several teaching strategies to get students speaking, but find that a special surprise or extra reward goes a long way towards establishing good language habits at the beginning of the year (or in the middle of the year if they’re starting to slip into English).

 

After scouring the Internet, I’ve compiled the Ultimate List of Reward Ideas that high school students actually love.

Hope you and your students enjoy these!

 

Student Rewards

 

* Extra Point on a Quiz

* Free Homework Pass

* Switch Seats with Anyone

* Sit in a Comfy Chair

* Listen to Music While You Work (With headphones or they can bring in their own music and earbuds)

* Quiz Retake

* Late Assignment Pass (For only 1 day)

* Positive Phone Call or Note Home

* Extra Computer Time

* Ask the Teacher for an Answer on a Test

* Eat a Snack in Class

* VIP for the Day

* Get Out of Class 5 Minutes Early

* Take 20% Off How Much You Have to Write for a Composition

* Extra Time for an In-Class Assignment

* Homework Assignment Cut in Half

* Remove a Late Grade Penalty from an Assignment

* Mystery Gift Bag (Put something fun in it)

* Sit on Top of Your Desk

* Charge Your Cell Phone in Any Outlet

* Sit at the Teacher’s Desk

* Switch Roles with the Teacher for 5 Min. (Teacher is a student and student is the teacher)

* Leave Me Alone Pass (Can put head on desk and not get called on or have to participate all day)

* Free Pen

* Free Pencil

* Free Eraser

* 5 Minutes Late to Class Pass

* Wear Your Hat to Class

* Teacher Brings a Special Snack for You

* Help Create the Next Class Seating Chart

50 Reward Ideas for High School Students

Class Rewards

* Choose Your Own Seats for the Week

* Free Homework Pass

* Night without Homework

* Listen to Music While We Work

* Extra Computer Time

* 5 Minutes to Talk to Friends at the End of Class (In the target language)

* 10 Minutes “You Choose” Time (Put out games, books in the target language, etc.)

* Class Walk (Go for a stroll outside on a nice day – still speak in the target language)

* Have Class Outside

* Movie Day

* Class Game Day (Spend the whole day playing games)

* Late Assignment Pass (Only 1 day late)

* Class Trophy (Something cheesy and funny that they get for the week)

* End of the Quarter Potluck (Everyone makes a traditional food and brings it in to share)

* Homemade Treat from the Teacher

* In Class Homework Time

* Play Games Outside (In the target language)

* Free Dance Party for Last 5-10 Minutes of Class

* Show Funny You Tube Videos (In the target language)

* Zumba (For the last 10-15 minutes of class)

Hope you found this list helpful!

If you have other ideas for rewards, please share in the comments section of this post.

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