Fun and Silly End-of-Year Award Ideas for Teachers

As we come to the end of the school year, it’s always a good idea to let your co-workers know how much you appreciate them. Having a fun and silly awards ceremony for your fellow teachers and staff is the perfect way to do that. It can be great for the morale and the general mental health of a workforce to have fun recognizing one another’s quirks. And, as we all know, happy staff and teachers mean delighted students! So here are just a few Silly Award Ideas to help your fellow staff and teachers feel appreciated – and have a bit of a laugh while they’re at it!

Most Likely to

  1. Forget a student’s name – It can be tricky to keep track of students’ names for any teacher, but the recipient of this award takes the cake when it comes to remembering who’s who.
  2. Take the Stairs – There’s something to be admired about finding opportunities to stay fit and healthy wherever possible. The salads they have for lunch, though, are less impressive.
  3. Prank their Co-Workers – The most likely person to swap the sugar in the break room with salt or jump out at you from behind a door, causing you to drop your bag of crisps. It’s all in good fun, though. You’re not angry.
  4. Win a Karaoke Contest – We all know who it is. They try to hide it, but we all hear them through the wall, belting out a power ballad. It’s time they stepped into the limelight.
  5. Scare the Students – Some people have the natural ability to lead. But, whether it’s their silent classroom full of students or the military precision of the game of hockey they’re overseeing, you have to admire their capacity to rule with an iron fist.

Least Likely to

  1. Take Part in Casual Clothes Day – Of course, it’s important to dress smart, but a top hat and tails? You can award this stylish Twinkl T-shirt to the snappiest dresser in your school to let them know how much you all appreciate their impeccable sense of style.
  2. Eat a Ready Meal – Most people are happy with their sandwiches or pasta pots, but this gourmet chef takes things to another level. One of the day’s highlights is finding out what incredible culinary treat they’ve brought for lunch.
  3. Turn Up On Time – Timekeeping isn’t some people’s thing. So it’s honestly impressive that this co-worker is so consistently late.
  4. Slow Down – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Whatever it was, I’m glad it missed us! It’s unclear how this person keeps their energy levels so high, but you can be sure they’ll have their paperwork done in time.
  5. Stay Home During the Summer Holidays – Toss a dart at a world map, and the chances are this co-worker’s been to where it lands. Even with eight weeks o

Personality Awards

  1. The Comedian – Every workplace needs to be lightened up with a joke or a bad pun once in a while. Luckily, this co-worker’s always on hand to deliver a punchline, regardless of whether it’s a good joke!
  2. Coffee Addict – Coffee’s essential, we get it, but some people go a little overboard with their caffeine intake. This is a great way to recognize that co-worker who always needs to have a coffee in their hand to get through the day.
  3. The Gift of the Gab – We all like to pass the time of day, but there are some people you might need to avoid in the hallway if you’re in a hurry. This person is always happy to chat; if talking were an Olympic sport, they’d be a gold medallist.
  4. The Good Samaritan – That one person who always goes out of their way to lend a helping hand, whether it’s letting you borrow an umbrella or pretending to be your boyfriend that Christmas so your family would stop questioning you.
  5. The Storyteller – They’ve always got a story to tell, and they can have a room full of students eating out of their hands with one of their fascinating yarns. Whether they’re true or not isn’t the point.

Incredible skills

  1. The Interior Decorator – How did they get their desks in such a perfect semicircle? Did their pupils make those tissue paper flowers? You don’t know how they do it, but their classroom Feng Shui is on point.
  2. The Walking Encyclopedia – No matter the subject or time of day, we all have a co-worker who knows about everything. Who would be your go-to source for information?
  3. The Picasso – Maybe they doodle on paperwork or use their classroom whiteboard, but their artistic talents know no bounds! Surprisingly, it’s not always an art teacher, either!
  4. The Human Megaphone – It can be tricky to be heard over the classroom din, but that’s not a problem for this foghorn on legs. Legend has it; they can be heard taking the register two towns over.
  5. Mr or Ms. Clean – That co-worker who always keeps their classroom or office spotless, whose mug is always sparkling, and who leaves their table in the cafeteria cleaner than when they found it (Although some say their house is a mess).
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