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? 



October Letter Sounds and Letter Naming Practice for Home and School (Free downloads)

Letter sounds and letter naming are fundamental concepts all students must master. This year, I will be sharing a monthly letter sounds and letter naming practice file for parents and teachers.  The free download below has three practice sheets that can be used to practice either letter sounds and letter naming at home and school. 

To reduce printing, laminate the sheets or use page protectors. Then you can use an expo marker for tracking and then erase it for the next use. 

letter sounds and naming practice

Click here to download for free. 




UPDATED SRSD POSTERS (Download for Free)

I am a big fan of SRSD but it's been years since I updated posters and you can tell! So I put a few modern touches to my posters and shared them below. 

If you are wondering what in the world is SRSD, it is an amazing instructional approach designed to help students learn, use, and adopt the strategies used by skilled writers. It is an approach that adds the element of self-regulation to strategy instruction for writing. You can find out more by clicking here

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SRSD free resources



SRSD Writing resources free




TIDE SRSD Resource


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Number Forms Matching Practice (Free download)

This is a great resource for review or practice with students' ability to match the word form of a number to a numerical number.  The resource comes with four free printables: 

  • one page of matching word form to number form 1-10; 
  • one page of matching word form to number form 11-20 and 
  • two pages of matching word for to number form 1-20 mixed review 
Number Forms Matching Practice

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September Letter Naming and Letter Sounds Practice (Free Upper Case, Lower Case, and Mixed Practice)

Letter sounds and letter naming are fundamental concepts all students must master. This year, I will be sharing a monthly letter sounds and letter naming practice file for parents and teachers.  The free download below has three practice sheets that can be used to practice either letter sounds and letter naming at home and school. 

To reduce printing, laminate the sheets or use page protectors. Then you can use an expo marker for tracking and then erase it for the next use. 

Click on the picture to download the three free practice sheets.