Hi everyone, Yesterday I played a game with my grade 3 and grade 4 students. It was an activity for our music and drama lesson that I had found online and it seemed cute. Basically it's a singing game where students have to try to guess who is "it". Each student takes a turn guessing until someone gets the right person. Whoever wins got a candy for the prize. We had time to play about 4 rounds of the game, so 4 students won a candy. The number of students who were upset at the end of the period was UNREAL. I had a couple students basically throwing a tantrum because they didn't win - slamming their desk, mouthing off (this is a stupid game, I'm telling my mom, etc). Now in general this is a difficult class, and the students who were reacting like this were the more difficult ones. The 'good' students didn't seem upset and got that it was just a game. But I was genuinely shocked at how some of the students responded. I thought everyone would enjoy this activity and it could be a fun game we could play now and then as a little treat when we have 10 minutes here or there. Do you think it was wrong to give little candies to those students who won? I played a guessing game in the past with grade 1's, where I would give a little treat to the couple "winners" and I never had a peep from anyone who didn't win. They all thought it was fun. It never occurred to me that OLDER students would have such a hard time. In the future if I were to do an activity like this, should I not give any prizes? Or maybe bring enough so everyone gets one in the end? I'm pretty surprised and upset at how the students responded to something I thought they would enjoy and have fun with. I'd appreciate some feedback on whether or not it was unfair to only give treats to the couple kids who won. Thanks!