25 Free Classroom Rewards

Free classroom rewards

Rewarding our students can get expensive if we let it. Check out my top 25 free classroom rewards, so you don't break the bank!  

  1. Sit in the teacher's chair 
  2. Eat lunch with a friend in the classroom 
  3. Write with fancy pens for the day (I put the pens on my class wish list) 
  4. Eat lunch with the teacher 
  5. Eat lunch with the principal 
  6. Class movie lunch 
  7. Help with morning announcements (You'll likely need principal help with this one) 
  8. Lunch on the playground 
  9. Write notes/announcements on the class whiteboard (My students loved this) 
  10. Positive note or email to the child's pick of adult 
  11. Have the class mascot (stuffed animal) sit at their desk for the day 
  12. Have a special fidget to use for the day 
  13. Free ice cream coupon to a local restaurant. (I spoke with the Mcdonald's manager and she donated a stack of coupons to use for the school year.)
  14. Wear a hat day (Be sure to check with administration if this breaks the dress code; my administration always let me as long as I gave the kiddos a hat sticker to show it was a reward) 
  15. Bring a toy for the day 
  16. Teacher assistant for the day (They run errands, pass out papers, etc) 
  17. Listen to music during afternoon pickups  
  18. Leave shoes off for class (My students love this one too) 
  19.  Extra recess time 
  20. PJ Day (Be sure to check with administration if this breaks the dress code; my administration always let me as long as I gave the kiddos a PJ sticker to show it was a reward) 
  21. Everyone picks their own seat for a day 
  22. Make a class Tik Tok video or Instagram Reel as a class (Be sure to have parent/guardian written permission) 
  23. Charging pass (A student can charge their phone, Ipad, etc) 
  24. Extra time at lunch 
  25. Class outside for a class period or subject

What free rewards to use with your students? 



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