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Guest Post… Creating a Motivational Sticker Chart!

We are partying away here in Williamsburg, having a great time!!   Since I was going to be on a hiatus, I asked Sarah to come share something fun with you all today.  :)

She has recently gotten into blogging and has already done some amazing and super cute DIY projects!!  :)

Hello to all of Renee’s lovely readers!

I am so excited to be guest posting for Renee today.  She has been a long time family friend and also HUGE help to my new blog.
:)

I have two young children that are 18 months apart.  As a mother, I want my children to learn to be responsible, hard workers and also helpful around the house.  I have been praying about what I could do for my kids and get a little organization at the same time!

A few weeks ago, my sister told me of a neat idea called a STICKER CHART.  It is a reward chart that helps with normal, every day chores.  It sounded really fun and helpful too so, I decided to give it a try with my little girl.

We have just started to use it and she LOVES it!   Let me show you how we decided to make it:

First, I wrote down all the “chores” I wanted Kayla to learn to do on a daily basis.

This is what I came up with:

Mornings:

  • Devotions with mommy or daddy
  • Make bed
  • Get dressed
  • Brush teeth
  • Daily chore – {this can be whatever I choose.  For example, setting the table, folding the clothes etc.}

Evenings:

  • Bath and dressed for bed
  • Brush teeth
  • Pick up toys
  • Pick out clothes for tomorrow

 

I bought some poster board and made a chart like this:

 

Then, wrote in her chores at the top and days of the week down the side.

When she finishes a “chore” she gets to put a sticker in the corresponding square.

She LOVES it so much that she will remind me to help her! {this way, I get reminded of the things that I am supposed to be doing anyway!}

Each night, We look at her chart and see how she did that day.  If she has all her stickers, then she gets to choose from the “prize
bucket”.

We don’t have tons of money so I decided to make each prize a fun activity that we could do together, like:

  1. Read a book
  2. Have a tea party
  3. Take a walk
  4. Swing outside
  5. Watch a movie
  6. Help mommy bake something
  7. Play a game
  8. Color
  9. Have a picnic in the back yard
  10. Choose a piece of candy from the snack jar
  11. Make a card for someone
  12. Do a puzzle
  13. Play with play dough
  14. Play doctor
  15. Paint your nails
  16. Blow bubbles
  17. Play dress up
  18. Check out books from the library
  19. Have a puppet show
  20. Read a book outside
  21. Play hide and seek
  22. Wash windows with mommy
  23. Draw on the mirror with dry erase marker
  24. Draw on the driveway with sidewalk chalk
  25. Play “red light, green light”
  26. Learn a new verse
  27. Learn a new song
  28. Play with bubble wrap
  29. Play with water balloons
  30. Play “I Spy”
  31. Dance to music like a ballerina
  32. Play with dried beans
  33. “Play” school
  34. Play “follow the leader”

I wrote all of the “activities” on paper and put them into a fun bucket for her to “draw” from.

 

At night, she draws one out and I put it on the fridge so that I will remember to do it with her the next day!

If she does really well for an entire month then she can choose from the EXTRA special prize jar.  She will be able to do things like:

  1. Get a princess make over {hair, make up, nails etc.}
  2. Have a slumber party with friends
  3. Camp out in the living room
  4. Pajama day
  5. Make a play house out of a box
  6. Go out for ice cream
  7. Have a “pretend” birthday party for one of her stuffed animals

 

With this sticker chart, I feel like it is a win-win situation.  Kayla learns to be responsible {and enjoys it} and I am reminded to spend special time with my kids!

 

Is that Kayla not the cutest thing you ever saw?  Oh my goodness, that little wrinkled nose is just too much!  It seems like just yesterday my Haylee was that itty bitty!   What a great list of “prizes” too, and how much more priceless our time is with our kids anyway and not just monetary things.

I love so many of Sarah’s recent projects, and I’m not sure how she finds the time with two little ones only 18 mo’s apart!

Isn’t this chalkboard frame lovely?   Turquoise is one of my favorite colors right now.  :)

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And how completely awesome is this Chalkboard DOOR????  What kid wouldn’t love that!

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I would love it if you would go check her out and show her some love!!!

Thanks so much, Sarah!

 

Don’t forget the Bloggy Progressive Dinner is coming up next week!  Woot!

 

One Response to Guest Post… Creating a Motivational Sticker Chart!
  1. Sarah Hefner
    March 21, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    Thanks Renee for letting me do this! It means a lot that you would ask me! :)
    Sarah Hefner recently posted..Encouraging Your Children To Have Devotions!My Profile

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