Easter Writing and Bunny Buck Freebie - Spark Student Motivation

I have said it before and I will say it again - using themes, like holidays, when teaching is a great way to Spark Student Motivation. So of course I am linking up with my friend Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for her weekly motivating linky!


At Christmas we turned our classroom into the Elves' Workshop with activities, crafts and a reward system. It was so fun we decided to revisit these ideas for Easter.

First of all we are writing persuasive letters to the Easter Bunny in order to apply for assistant positions. Here are some pictures....

You can check this resource out on TPT by clicking here.

This upcoming week is a short one but as holidays approach sometimes our behaviour starts to slip. So I will be introducing Bunny Bucks, classroom money to reward good behaviour. We will spend this money in a class store at the end of the month (we have testing at the end of the month in Grade 4 so I am going to keep the money going to help keep us on track). I am printing mine on spring coloured paper instead of using coloured clip art to save on ink : ). Click on the picture of you would like some bunny bucks too!!


Be sure to head over to Joanne's blog to find some ways to keep you and your students motivated : )


  1. Bunny bucks??!! So creative and your students are going to love it! Your Easter Bunny assistant writing looks so festive and I know they were motivated to write for this assignment! And, I totally agree with incorporating the holiday theme into your lessons-they love it! (I am very limited this year since I have a student who doesn't celebrate holidays). I will be having an Easter egg hunt though! Maybe I can put Bunny Bucks in some of the eggs!!! :) Thanks for linking up and sharing another great idea BBB!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. I was lucky enough to win this persuasive unit from you...just printed off the job descriptions to use next week. I am in awe of how much fun everything is AND there is so much in the pack...you rock!

  3. Easter Bunny persuasive writing to be his assistant? BRILLIANT! "I do NOT care if I get DIRTY!" LOVE it! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. I love teaching thematically. A few years ago I had pneumonia around this time of the year. I was out for 3 weeks. I had my sub do my regular Easter time writing assignment which is "The Easter bunny is sick and he needs your help. Write a story about how you help the Easter bunny get his job done." Well, that year I decided to change it a little..."The Easter Bunny has pneumonia and needs your help...." The stories were great! How's THAT for thematic? ; )

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  5. I love the bunny bucks idea!!! Thanks for the freebie! :) :)

  6. Those bunny bucks are adorable!


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