I am always trying to find prizes that are cheap and can motivate most if not all of my students. Whether you have a sticker chart for good behavior, or rewards for students completing home practice, I think it is important to promote positive behavior. It can be challenging to motivate all students, especially when in speech we aren’t giving grades to students. We are also working on skills that are difficult for these students. After trying out various toys/reinforcers…I have gathered a list of the prizes my students enjoy MOST. I usually order all of my prizes off of orientaltrading.com – they sell bulk and always send me coupons (refuse to order full price!) Remember this is what my students enjoy, I always try to see what my students are interested in at the beginning of the year before I purchase anything! These prizes worked with students kindergarten through 6th grade.
In no particular order:
1. Butterfly necklaces