Growing up is hard to do and sometimes we need a little bit of encouragement to get the job done. Trophies are a great way to let kids know how special they are in areas like sports, arts, and academics. They can come from a teacher, a coach, or even a parent in a number of shapes and sizes. Here are some great ideas of how to give trophies to your little tykes.
Figurine on Base Trophies
Trophies that have figurines can be used for a number of different extra curricular. Think hockey, ballet, or tennis. I remember having a trophy of a dancer when I was a little girl and not only did it make me feel important in front of the other dancers in the class but I also looked up to the figurine and found motivation within her image to perform even better.
Colour insert trophies
Colour insert trophies are great because they can be personalized so easily. You could order enough for your entire class and customize them for each student or team member. The possibilities are endless – you can choose funky colours, classic black and white, photographs, or drawings. It’s also a good way to re-use trophies from one year to the next because the insert can be changed so easily.
A pedestal trophy is perfect when you want to place that special someone on a figurative pedestal. For example, when rewarding the most valuable player at an end of the year party. You can choose a specific symbol to stand out (like a soccer ball, a ruler, or a musical instrument) that will help the child to feel special. It’s something they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Finally, never underestimate the power of a participation plaque. Not every student or teammate is going to stand out from the crowd, but they can at least be appreciated. It feels just as good to give a plaque as it does to receive one. Afterall, there’s nothing more devastating than getting your hopes up and returning home empty handed, is there?
The bottom line is that kids love trophies. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to give children the recognition they need (and deserve!) and you can do it in many different creative ways. Trophies are an excellent way to show appreciation and motivate kids to push themselves even further.