Do you use a treasure box in your classroom? It can sure get expensive keeping it full all of the time! I’m sharing how you can use treasure box coupons for the classroom treasure box instead of toys and trinkets.
My treasure box is a small wooden box that I found at Hobby Lobby. I think it was about $9.00 after using a coupon. You could also use a shoe box decorated, a jar or even an envelope. I created 40 different coupons to fill my treasure box with. There’s everything from read a book to the class, to write with a pen for a day, to bring in a stuffed animal.
When you print the coupons, you’ll want to laminate them so you can use them over and over again. You can rotate the coupon options out from time to time as well. You may want them to have an option of not wearing shoes in the spring but not in the winter. It’s fun for the kids to find new options in the box!
Another way to use the coupons is to print the coupons in black and white and put them in separate envelopes. Have the student bring you their choice and give them a black and white coupon to use when they choose and then put the laminated one back in the box. Have them write their name on the back of the coupon so no one else can use it.
There are just a couple of options in the coupons that will cost money if you choose to use them. Scratch and sniff stickers, pencils, piece of candy, mini erasers, nothing that is going to break the bank. Yay!
There is a whole additional page of coupons that you can edit and add your own ideas as well.
I’ve also made a version that works with teaching virtually too. You can find those here.
What’s your favorite thing to have in your treasure box?
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