Some might like to use an elf, but this incentive uses a Rudolph that arrives and sits on the shelf. This is a Christmas themed behavior incentive, and it's called "Rudolph has Arrived".
Hopefully this fun behavior incentive will offer some positive reinforcement for great behavior in the month of December. Those weeks leading up to Christmas can be trying sometimes when it comes to behavior.
If you have kids that don't celebrate Christmas, this may not work for you. BUT, if you can use it, go for it. It will be fun!
You may have even done my November behavior incentive called "The Thankful Turkey has Arrived", and if so, I hope it was successful for you. Click HERE to check out “The Thankful Turkey has Arrived” for November.
I have listed this Christmas behavior incentive for k-3, but after reading the description, you can decide if it is suitable for your students in other grades.
All you need to do is provide the "Rudolph" . The Rudolph will make an unexpected arrival to the classroom. It can be a stuffed animal, or you can use the colorful paper one I have included. You can designate any type of Rudolph you want to be the designated Santa's helper.
With this Christmas behavior incentive activity, you will have the Rudolph arrive as close to December 1 as you can, but really any time in December will work. You can use it right up to the last week before the Christmas break if you really need to start encouraging some great behavior. When Rudolph arrives, he will have with him the original poem I have included, written by me. :-) It is a poem from Santa telling about Rudolph helping him out.
Using the poem, you will decide what the kids will earn for their great behavior.
Throughout the month Rudolph will leave notes for for kids. These are all included in the pack.
*Note for the class when great behavior occurs
*Note to class when poor behavior occurs
*Note to individual student for poor behavior
*Note to individual students for great behavior
*Notes for various situations like great hallway behavior
*Note from Rudolph if he has to leave for a day due to poor behavior in the classroom
*Note for when Rudolph comes back.
This is just a fun way for kids to be encouraged to use proper behavior as we near the holiday season. (and of course they should behave all times.... but you know what I mean)... ;-)
I hope they enjoy!
For other creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.