As Spring Break approaches, I wanted to share a fun staff activity (idea credit goes to Melinda Miller).
This activity encourages all staff to use a QR Code Reader on their iPads or iPhones to participate and provides a little staff fun before heading out for break. The staff at Kennedy is very comfortable with QR codes, as they use them regularly with the iPads in each classroom, but I highly recommend the activity below if your staff is reluctant to use QR codes or have yet to explore this technology tool~!
- Purchase plastic easter eggs ~ we have a staff of approximately 100; therefore, we hide about 50 eggs throughout our building.
- Think about small gifts that you can give out to staff: sharpies, flair pens, cute post-it notes, jump drives, anything from the Dollar Spot at Target, mini staplers, colorful paperclips, etc.
- Use a QR code generator to create QR codes that inform the winner what prize they won! Print out your QR codes & place them inside the plastic eggs.
- Have fun hiding the eggs around your building — Keep a list of the color eggs/prizes/locations, in case some eggs aren’t found — it makes it easier for you to give clues!
- Send the email below to your staff to begin the Egg Hunting Fun!
…..just for some Spring-Time fun……to participate, please make sure you download a QR Code Reader on your smartphone or iPad.
*There are 50 plastic eggs hidden around the building. None are in classrooms. The hunt will begin on the Wednesday before Spring Break.
*Inside each plastic easter egg is a QR code for you to scan & see what you won and how to claim your prize.
*One egg limit! Once you find an egg, you can either help a colleague out or leave the rest hiding 🙂
*Students might find the eggs. If they bring one to you and you don’t have one yet….by all means-claim the egg! If you have already found an egg, tell the students to put it back where he/she found it.
Other than an Easter Egg Hunt…..how else could you use this in your classroom?