Behavior Strategies

Magic Tricks - Mystery Prize Bag

The Mystery Prize Bag is designed to deliver random rewards for appropriate behavior. It can be used with single students or with the whole class. The use depends on you and the target behavior (e.g., completion of assignments, promptness, lunchroom behavior, time on-task, etc.). Place surprise reinforcement inside a bag and place it somewhere in the room that is visible. You may even want to wrap the prize to make it EXTRA special. Once the student or class has attained the goal, then the student or class receives whatever is inside the Mystery Prize Bag. The element of the unknown is very enticing to students!