Report Card Freebies and Incentive Ideas for Good Grades!
Celebrate a job Well Done with Freebies and Rewards!
As the end of the school year quickly draws near, report cards will be rolling out soon (our school district just ended 3rd quarter, so many of these freebies will apply now and again in a few months)! To recognize all of the hard work that children have putting in, there are several companies that reward for good grades! Check out this list of freebies you can redeem, as well as ideas that you can do yourself to celebrate with your child. *Please remember to call ahead to verify with your specific location to make sure they are participating! We confirmed with our local locations for this post*
Companies that have Good Grade Rewards:
Burger King – Not specifically for report cards, but they reward a free hamburger or ice cream cone for 100% on a test. It is limited to one free hamburger a week per child. This also applies to homeschooling families if you bring in the test.
Chick-fil-A – Love Chick-fil-A? You can take your report card filled with A’s and B’s to redeem for a FREE 8 pack of chicken nuggets or a free ice cream cone. This is not available in my area (Idaho), but have seen it redeemable in Utah and areas of California.
Chuck E. Cheese – I am very impressed with Chuck E. Cheese’s reward system for kids that have great behavior or have gone the extra mile. They have over 20 different ways that your child can earn 10 FREE tokens! Download, print, then fill out out the calendar you want to redeem for tokens. Check out the Rewards Calendars to learn more!
Krispy Kreme – Get a free donut for each A on your childs report card (up to 6 free donuts). For the little ones that don’t get letter grades yet (K-2 in our area get E, M, I, or N), they’ll still give donuts for M’s and E’s. *Also valid for homeschooling families with your own report card. You will have to explain to the clerk that it is a report card for your classroom so please include Name, Grade, Subject, etc.)
Pizza Hut – Take if a report card that has 3 or more A’s and redeem for one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk! Pizza Hut offers this for Elementary and Middle School students. Plan on staying to eat and take your report card with you – it’s only redeemable with the Dine-in option, and the student as well as the report card must be present.
Looking for other ways to recognize a job well done?
Celebrate with your Student:
Summer Kickoff Sleepover – If you enjoy hosting sleepovers, plan for a kickoff to summer sleepover! You could even coordinate with other families with kids who have high achievement on their report card as well and make it a big bash! Get out the board games, have fun creating with these crafts for kids, watch a movie, make pizza, and splurge on some fun snacks and desserts! Don’t want to make it an all-nighter? Host an…..
End of the Year party – my kids always enjoy a “late night” (we don’t do the sleepover thing)… For older students you could have yearbook journals out and set up a fun photo area with photo props. Or get real adventurous and have a bon fire (parent supervised of course) and burn their papers with their friends. We like to pull out the stuff to make smores too… just be aware that burning the paper creates a lot of messy paper ash. But the kids still enjoyed it (make sure there are no fire bans in your area before you do this).
Bonus Time – Reward good grades with Bonus time. Give __ extra minutes of book time, play time, screen time etc for a job well done. You can be very creative with this one and even hand out reward coupons for each A or B grade.
Their Pick of Dinner – Make it a special night for your star student. Have them pick out their favorite meal and then celebrate their successes throughout the year! Have more than one kiddo? Allow each student to choose part of the meal: special drinks, side dish, main course, dessert, etc.
End of the Year Incentive – For younger kids, having a goal to look forward to is always motivating. Find a toy, game, or book that they are wanting and make that the goal to strive towards. It is best to set up the goal at the beginning of a quarter or semester, but can be done at any time to encourage endurance and persistence towards the goal.
Day Trip – If you are local to the Treasure Valley in Idaho, there are many different things that you can do with your student once school is out! Check out all of these Fun & Free Things to do! If you’re not local, but want to celebrate with a day on the town look for a fun park, hiking trail, or community events in your area that you can participate in!
Movie Day – Kick off summer with a pajama and movie day! There are some fun new releases out right now, and you could rent Redbox or purchase the movie as a gift for their hard work!
Night out – Celebrate with a night on the town. Let your kids decide what activity to do, where to eat, etc. There are several discounts you can find for fun in your area on Groupon!
Money Rewards – Want to hand out some cash for good grades? Think about opening up a savings account for your child at the end of the year and kicking off their savings! This is a great way to teach money management, but also looking towards a financial goal. Some pocket change might be pretty motivating too. 🙂 I absolutely love the savings accounts at Capital One 360!
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