Are you looking for some motivational ideas for test day?
Your students will be ready to tackle the challenge with these seven fantastic ideas. Read about candy notes, crafts, posters and bulletin boards, lapbooks, and videos. Follow the links for free printable. Enjoy! I hope your students rock the test.
The handout includes printable candy and cookie quotes as well as links to the Google Slide versions.
Motivational Ideas for Test Day
Motivational Idea #1 Candy Quotes
The handout includes these six quotes on Google Slides for easy printing. All Google Slides have 4 of the same quote to make printing easier.
- The “Dots” slide was created on a table. It is completely editable.
- Change the table colors, font, text, and more.
- The word “dots” is made with word art.
Here are a few more quotes you might wish to try.
“Blow” the test away.
It’s “crunch” time.
You’re a “starburst” of knowledge.
It’s time to show off the “mounds” of learning in your heard!
You’re “o-FISH-ally” amazing. Show it off today. (Swedish Fish)
Another Candy Quote Idea
Rock candy can vary greatly in price. The crystal rock lollipops are about $1.00 each if you buy them in bulk. Chocolate rocks, while delicious, are also expensive. Pop Rocks are a little over a dollar per .33 ounce package.
If you are looking for more affordable alternatives try Space Rocks Popping Candy. Oriental Trading sells these in boxes of 36 packages for about $10.00. This popping candy comes in small packages that make them great for sharing.
Also, check out Asian Rock Sugar. It is also called Chinese sugar, Chinese rock candy or Chinese sugar crystal.
Another option is for students to make their own rock candy. YouTube offers a number of instructional videos for doing this.
Motivational Idea #2 Cookie Quote
The next printable is great for cookie treats. Choose between black and white or colored versions. In this example, the colored version was printed on colored paper. This printable is in the handout.
Motivational Idea #3 Word Rocks
Dabbles & Babbles blog has full instructions for creating these beautiful motivational rocks. Before the test, have students create word rocks with messages that encourage them to do their best such as ‘Believe!’ or ‘You can do it.’ Students place these rocks in their pockets during the test to help them remember to do their best.
Motivational Idea # 4 Motivational Ideas for Test Day – Posters and Bulletin Boards
This photo idea and the one below came from i.pinimg.com. I love this iPhone idea.
Motivational Idea # 5 Foldable Organizers
Motivational Idea # 6 Foldable Organizers
Motivational Idea # 7 Inspirational Videos
These videos motivate students to have a better attitude toward life. These speeches are uplifting and would be great to show in the days leading up to the test. Michelle Obama narrates the second video.
If you missed the handout at the beginning of the post, you can find it again here.