One of the best ways to get a child to complete a task is by creating some type of a consistent reward system. This system has helped my children to be more:
-Conscious of their behavior, and how it impacts them
- Aware that most things in life are not instant. You have to work for them over a period of time.
I have tried several reward systems for my children. This is one of my favorites. It's simple, my children are able to see their immediate progress as they work towards a long-term goal, and there's a little bit of healthy competition. Get your kids involved with this project as you complete it!
You will need:
-Printer or printing source (Office Depot, Library, etc...)
-Card stock or any type of paper that you choose
-Stars in a Jar Printable
(for girls click here) (for boys click here)
-Magnet or tape
-Star stickers of any variety
Step 1: Print out Stars in a Jar printout. Since I have two boys, I printed out two and just used different colors. I chose colored card stock that I purchased from Hobby Lobby, but you can choose any type of paper that suits your needs.
Step 2: Cut out printable. Discuss your specific goal/reward system with your kiddos, and place jar in a designated area where they can see it and add to their progress daily. Whenever my kiddos come when they are called, share, peacefully work out conflicts with each other, and complete their chores, they receive stars.
Step 3: When the entire jar is full, reward time! This go round, we took a trip to Air Walk Trampoline Park. Fun! Let me know if this method is helpful for you and your kiddos. Feel free to send pics! We want to praise n' post your flow!