5 Ways To Celebrate Your Kids’ Good Grades

After a long school year, classes are finally out, and report cards are home. You know how much hard work went into earning each of those As — and even those Bs! Your kids deserve a little treat. Whether it’s to celebrate straight As oran improvement from a D, rewarding their success in the classroom can help motivate them to try even harder next year. If you want to celebrate your star pupils’ end of year effort, check in with these tips. Here are five easy ways to reward them for a job well done without going over budget.

  1. Take them out to see a movie

Now that it’s summer, you can expect a season of summer blockbusters to hit the theaters. If you know your children have been waiting to see a specific film, make an afternoon or evening of it. Take them to your local cinema and treat them to some popcorn while catching the Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, or Ant-Man and the Wasp. Don’t worry if a family trip to the theaters is out of your budget. Considering the price of movie tickets nowadays, you wouldn’t be the only one. Bring the blockbusters to you and host a family movie night at home by turning your living room into a home theater.

  1. A fun decal for their Nintendo Switch

If you weren’t around to intervene, your kids would be playing their Nintendo Switch all day and all night. Considering how much time they’ll devote to their Switch this summer, they’d love a fun decal for their console.

In the past, decals weren’t an option because the unique surface of the Switch made it difficult for it to stick to the Joy-Cons without damaging them—even a company like dbrand had to recall their high-quality skins. Now, the new Nintendo Switch skins from dbrand have been recalibrated for the Switch, so you can apply these Switch decals without any worry. Check in with their skin builder and create a unique design with your kids, choosing from black camo or exclusive jewel toned Nintendo Switch skins. They’ll get a fun new look, and you’ll have the assurance of a scratch-free and grime-proof cover protecting this expensive system.

  1. Make them a special meal

Chances are your kids have a favorite meal, and it isn’t the roast chicken with a garden salad you were planning on making tonight. Let them pick the menu one night, regardless of the nutritional value of their choice. Whether it’s takeout pizza from the local pizzeria, macaroni and cheese with hot dogs, or homemade chocolate cake, indulge your little one’s taste buds in celebration of their hard work in the classroom.

4.Take them out for a free treat

Some of the country’s biggest retail and fast food chains are happy to reward top-earners with a free treat — which can help those families struggling with incredibly tight budgets. Check in with a list like this one to see which stores have a program that celebrates report cards. Most of them require you to bring the report card as proof to ensure your kids are eligible for their prize, so don’t forget to pack it. It’s also a good idea to call your local franchise to make sure they participate in these programs before you tell your kids about your plan. This will save you from disappointing them when the location you visit doesn’t hand out treats.

5.A giant Jenga set

If you struggle to keep your kids away from the screen despite the beautiful weather, try enticing them outside with a different kind of game. This giant-sized Jenga set is fun for all ages to play, making it a special treat when you get the whole family together for fun outdoors. You can’t help but laugh as you watch each player attempts to pull a block out of the increasingly wobbly tower of blocks. This set comes with a convenient bag, so you can take it to the beach, the park, or wherever else your summer takes you.

The summer is your kids’ downtime after a long school year of learning. Help them relax and celebrate a job well done in the classroom with a small reward. From skins and outdoor game sets to family time at the movies, there’s something for every kid and budget. Though small, these treats may just motivate them to reach their top potential when it starts all over again in the fall.