Keep your Students looking forward to their lessons with this simple idea

One on the things my younger students (ages 4-9) enjoy is the weekly prize box.  Each week they are given a simple assignment to complete.  If they complete the assignment by the following weeks lesson they are rewarded by picking out of the prize box. I have given assignments from practicing 5 days a week to anything related to their lesson.  Students are motivated when the realize that they don’t get to select a prize with out completing their assignment.  This is such a simple tool to add to your studio but adds just that extra touch to lessons and can set your studio apart.  You will be amazed at how young students are affected by having a prize as a reward.  I have found it valuable to occasionally switch the choices I have in my prize box.


Usually I include:Looking Forward to piano lessons


Coloring Sheets

Recipes (choose ones directed for children. I am always amazed at how popular these are)

Instructions for drawing animals etc.

Mazes and hidden pictures

Instructions for simple paper crafts


Occasionally I addLooking forward to piano lessons

mini erasers (these are usually a huge hit and only cost about $1 for a pack)

Holiday themed Stickers

Once a year I usually include candy for a fun surprise.


Try to pick coloring sheets and stickers based on what is popular at the time.  For example if I know I have several students that like a recent animated film produced I will look for coloring sheets on this theme.

This only takes a few minutes but can add a nice simple addition to your studio that doesn’t cost much.

Need Suggestions on recipes and other resources to print for prize box? Check out my Pinterest board on this theme.

Motivating Students



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