End of Year Awards For Students – List of Fun Ideas for Student Awards

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The end of the year means another awards ceremony.

My school, thankfully, only has one ceremony per semester.

For me, these are the worst times of the year. Well, except for all major holidays, state testing, and the whole Spring Break to the end of the year-long haul.

I’m not a fan of talking in front of adults, so presenting these awards is a little stressful.

I can talk all day in front of children, but I just can’t seem to talk in front of adults.

The end-of-the-year awards are much more fun, though, because I know my students much better and am able to give awards more specific to them.

Checkout my team’s list of end-of-year awards for students!

end of year awards list for students

Assigning End-of-Year Awards to Students

For awards ceremonies, it is our job to assign and create our own awards.

In a way, I like doing it because I have control over what each student gets.

These awards are in addition to the perfect attendance, honor rolls, and positive behavior certificates.

Since some students do not make the honor roll or have perfect attendance, they get many fewer rewards than some other students.

Thus, I like to create two awards per student, so I know each of my students gets at least two awards. 

The first award is an academic excellence award. These include, but are not limited to, math excellence, science excellence, reading excellence, writing excellence, or social studies excellence awards.

The second award is a fun award. I choose awards that fit each kid’s personality, and they LOVE it!

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Examples of Fun End-of-the-Year Awards

Here’s the list of “fun” awards that my team and I give to our third grade students at the awards ceremony.

  1. Community helper
  2. Sportsmanship
  3. Talented Techie
  4. Fantastic Friend
  5. Awesome Attitude
  6. Always Happy
  7. Cool Kid
  8. Peace Maker
  9. Kindness
  10. Super Sweet
  11. Personality
  12. Sense of Humor
  13. Positive Thinker
  14. Handy Helper
  15. Team Leader
  16. Spectacular Speaker
  17. Outstanding Organization
  18. Super Speller
  19. Honesty
  20. Great Listener
  21. Creativity
  22. Imagination
  23. Problem Solver
  24. Dependability
  25. Independence
  26. Great Sport

And that’s all I have for now!

What awards do you like to give your students at the end of the year?