Apps, Education, Games, K-12, Motivation, QR Codes, Teaching Tools

Holiday QR Codes

Last year, I posted a few sets of QR codes for the holidays, and I would like to offer them to you again.  For each of these, the user will need to have a device with a QR code reader app.  There are plenty out there that are offered for free.  For the purposes of testing these QR codes this year, I used the “Scan” app on my iPad.  If you are interested in making your own QR sets, Kaywa is one of the free sites I like to use.  QR Hacker allows you to “dress up” (though they use a different term!) your QR codes with colors and background images.

Here are some QR codes that you can use as a countdown calendar for Random Acts of Kindness.  These can be used any time of year, but might be nice around the holidays:

QR Codes Kindness Countdown

QR Codes Kindness Countdown Answers

Here are 6 QR codes that are good classroom coupons.  The first one is just black and white, and could be used any time of the year.  The holiday option is in color (red and green), and has Christmas icons.  These are fun to put in a class treasure box, or to give out to the kids in holiday cards:

QR Codes Classroom Coupons

QR Codes Classroom Coupons Answers

QR Codes Holiday Classroom Coupons (same answers as above)

If you are a parent, you might be interested in these QR codes for home:

QR Codes Home Coupons

QR Codes Home Coupons Answers

This is not holiday related, but you can also download this QR code tic-tac-toe reflection for the end of the year or unit here.  And, if you are really interested in QR codes, you might want to take a look at my post on an interactive bulletin board that I did last year.

Next week, I will be kicking it up a notch with some Aurasma holiday activities!

Behavior, K-5, Motivation, QR Codes

QR Code Countdown – Reward Coupons for Home

Two days ago, I posted a couple of documents with QR codes, which lead to ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.  These codes could be used as a Christmas countdown, Winter Break countdown, or a way to count the days to any other type of celebration.  Yesterday, I posted QR codes to Classroom Coupons.  These coupons do not have to be used in any particular order, and there may be some you don’t wish to use at all.  Again, they could be used for the above purposes.  Or, you could cut them apart and put them on cards in a classroom Treasure Chest, or distribute them as student gifts before the Winter Break.  Another way to use them would be to print out the pages to post on a wall, and cross out each code as it gets used.

For yesterday’s QR codes, I used a site called  I highly recommend it, as it will host your document and provide you with a QR code for it (for free).  You can even download the document with the QR code stamped on it.  HOWEVER, I realized, somewhat late, that my district has blocked this site at the moment – at least through our iDevice network.  So, if you encountered the same problem, I apologize.  I am busy revising that set of docs so that it will lead to a Weebly site, and will try to post the revision later this week.

Today’s QR codes are for parents to use at home.  Personally, I will be using these, along with the Random Acts of Kindness ones, in my daughter’s Christmas countdown calendar.  But, you can pass this along to anyone who might want to use it for their own creative ideas.  There is a Winter theme, but it is secular.  To download, just click on the links below: