These free printable students awards are a great way to motivate children to study and take school seriously. Some kids are so motivated that they don’t need any positive recognition to keep them driven. Others need a little help. For those students who need praise and motivation, teachers can use printable certificates to award them for the effort that they put into their school work, boost their self-confidence and get them to be a little more driven. The certificates can be used by students, teachers, parents and volunteers.
The wording on the following certificate templates is totally customizable so you can change anything you want. Instead of “Great Job” you can write:
- Good Work
- Keep up the good work
- Well Done
- Job well done
- Student of the day
- Student of the week
- Student of the month
- Good job
- Star of the week
- Star of the month
School Certificates (Free)
- First Day of School, Kindergarten or Preschool
- Certificate of Completion
- Physical Education Certificates
- End of Year Classroom Rewards
- Pirate Certificates
- Bookmark Awards for Students
- Spelling Bee Certificates
- Geography Bee Awards
- Music Award Certificates
- Honor Roll Certificates
- The Mr Men
- Good Behaviour Certificate with Photo
- Certificate Maker
- Good Behavior Certificate with Photo
- Customized Graduation Certificate
- Sports Awards
- I can tell the time certificates
- Good Behavior
- Birthday Certificates
- Award Certificates for the Best Teacher
- Graduation Certificates for School
- Preschool Graduation Certificates
- Graduation Certificates
- Kindergarten Graduation Certificates
- Perfect Attendance Award Certificates
see also Teacher Awards
In the beginning, you might find that students are putting effort into school work just to get the certificate but in the end they will realize that their effort will help them succeed in school and eventually the motivation will come from within without the need for award certificates and prizes. Even if a child continuously keeps studying just to receive recognition it might be better than a child who isn’t motivated at all. In the end, the reason for studying might not be to succeed in school but the outcome will be the same as a child who has studied because of some inner drive to succeed.
It is important to reward not only those who need a little help with their motivation but also those who are motivated and excelling. Often, teachers take those students for granted and pay more attention to those who lack motivation. Award certificate templates can help keep those students motivated as well.
All school certificates are free!
You can prepare and customize many kinds of printable certificates on this site. The award certificate templates above are more specific but if you cannot find one that is appropriate you might want to check out our generic templates which you might be able to adapt to your needs.
School Certificates (Templates)
Be creative and try to find a way to recognize any effort that students make even if they do not get straight A’s.
- Certificates of attendance
- Certificate of participation
- Certificate of excellence
- Certificates for effort
- Doing homework every day
- Most improvement
- Significant improvement
- Participation in class
- Assisting fellow classmates
Who can use these certificates?
- Elementary schools
- Secondary schools
How to add your school logo
To make the certificate more official you can add your school logo. To do this click on “customize” to open the online certificate maker. Once it opens click on the green button below.