Subscribe to My Newsletter

Get the news right in your inbox!

Privacy Policy

End of the Year Awards – Dollar Store Awards

What teacher doesn’t love the local dollar store? Add that dollar store love to the end of the school year, and you have a great amount of teacher happiness! Give end of the year awards – Dollar Store Awards to your students to celebrate their accomplishments and to celebrate the end of the school year in a fun and unique way.

I always give out end of the year award certificates to my students. I normally give out corresponding prizes, as well. It only seemed natural to put these 2 things together in one convenient package. Here’s how it works:
First, either create your own certificates, or use my easy-to-edit, printable End of the Year Dollar Store Award Certificates. Just type in your students’ names on the certificate that best matches their accomplishments.
You can find these certificates HERE.
Then, take a trip to the dollar store, and buy a corresponding prize for each certificate.
Here’s a helpful list of ideas:
Awesome Artist: colored pencils, markers 
Bookworm: gummy worms, bookmark
Bright Student: sunglasses, anything neon
Bubbly Personality: bubbles
Math Magician: any magic item, wand
Most Musical: harmonica, recorder
Perfect Printer: pencils, notebook
Radical Reader: book, bookmark
Ray of Sunshine: sunglasses, beachball
Rock Star: Pop Rocks, microphone
Shining Star: glow in dark stars, star glasses
Speedy Reader: Matchbox racecar, book
These are just a few. Be creative (or save your own creativity and use the shopping list from my End of the Year Awards Packet)!
Here are some examples of how I matched up prizes with certificates:
I love the way they turned out!  There are 30 total certificates in the packet. 😀

You can always try other End of the Year Award Certificates packets, too! Here are my 3 popular awards packets:


Looking for More Great End of the Year Activities?

Your students will love the fun and engaging activities found in this post!

Shelly Rees

All posts

1 Comment

  • Sandy Cangelosi April 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I love these ideas. Thanks, Shelly.

  • Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy

    I'm Shelly Rees of Appletastic Learning. First and foremost, I'm a mom of 4 boys, wife of 25 years to Aric, and Wyoming girl at heart. I love being creative, making resources for teachers, baking cookies, Diet Coke, teaching, public speaking, and spreading kindness wherever I can. After teaching in the upper elementary grades for over 23 years, I retired early and focused on creating and helping teachers around the world with my teaching ideas and resources. I also serve as a mentor to hundreds of teacherpreneurs and help them get focused on growing their own successful businesses. With 100% honesty, I LOVE my life! Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Read More

    Looking For Something?

    Subscribe to My Newsletter

    Get the news right in your inbox!

    Best Seller

    Popular Resources

    My TpT Store



      Your Cart
      Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop