A Printable Reward Chart for Kids might be just what you’re looking for to provide positive reinforcements at home. Whether it’s staying focused while doing homework or making their bed every morning, these charts are simple, customizable and easy to use for every family.
Years ago when my daughters were smaller I created this simple reward chart to help inspire them to behave. They were both very busy and energetic and getting them to do what was asked of them was very challenging.
Their love language is definitely gifts as they both love to be on the receiving end of prizes and rewards. Once I designed this reward chart they were itching to earn stars on their rewards so that they could cash in on their prizes.
Fast forward about 7-8 years and we now have a spirited little boy and the reward chart printable has reappeared. I made a few adjustments to the original and we now have a Reward Chart for Girls and a Reward Chart for boys.
FREE EDITABLE REWARD CHART TEMPLATE
What works best for my children in terms of rewards and tasks may not work for yours.
I kept that in mind when I created this editable reward chart template. You can easily hand write the tasks and rewards in with pen or pencil. If you’re a little more savy, you can add text directly on the PDF before you print it.
Watch this simple video on how to do that.
TASK IDEAS FOR REWARD CHART
Depending on how you want to use this reward chart in your home, the tasks you assign will vary. Here are a few suggestion:
- Make Bed
- Act of Kindness
- Neat Homework
- Feed Pets
- Put Toys Away
- Brush Teeth
- Take the Garbage Out
- Pick up Laundry
- Read for 10 Minutes
- Empty the Dishwasher
- Put Shoes Away
These are just a handful of task ideas for reward charts. The best thing about this blank reward chart is that you get to fill it in any way that you want.
REWARD AND PRIZE IDEAS FOR REWARD CHART
Stating the reward that your child is trying to attain is good practice. It will motivate your son or daughter to work hard towards a certain goal.
Here are a few reward and prize suggestions to help get you started.
- Ice Cream Outing
- Special Toy
- Prize from the prize box
- Later Bedtime
- Special Dinner
- Blank – Child Chooses Own
- Extra Screen Time
- Play Date
- Movie Date with Mommy or Daddy
If your child needs some help and motivation when it comes to school related tasks, you can center this reward chart around that. If your child needs help with household chores, turn this reward chart into a chore chart.
COLOSSIANS 3:23 REWARD CHART
If you’re a Christian household like we are then your kids are probably familiar with this verse in the Bible. Colossians 3:23 says “Work willingly at whatever you do as though you are were working for the Lord, not for people.”
To make it simple for kids to understand you can say, “Do everything with the same attitude just as if Jesus Himself has asked you to do it.”
I added this 3rd printable reward chart to the download for those that would prefer to use this one instead.
IMPORANT DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
These free printable reward charts are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please DO NOT share, redistribute or sell these charts in printed format or as a digital download. Please direct anyone who is interested in these free behavior charts to this post to download.
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WHAT DO I NEED TO USE THIS FREE PRINTABLE REWARD CHART?
All you really need is a printed copy of the reward chart and something to write with. If you want to take things up a notch, Laminate the Free Printable Reward Charts to make them reusable. Be sure to have dry erase markers on hand. If you don’t have a laminator on hand and are not in the market for one, these self-laminating sheets are perfect. I use them all the time and they’re great.
As an alternative, use this awesome idea as a sticker chart for kids. Print out a handful of copies on your home printer or at your local print shop and use stickers instead of checkmarks.
This printable sticker chart will appeal to the craft-lovin child. Perhaps you can even make one of the rewards a sticker pack.
CHEAP LAMINATING HACK: Another easy, cheap alternative to a laminator is packing tape. Use several strips to cover the entire surface of the reward chart and it’s now reusable.
WHERE CAN I FIND FREE PRINTABLES?
Obviously you know you can find free printables here at The Girl Creative because you are here. (wink wink) When I’m looking for free printables I usually just type what I’m looking for into Google or Pinterest.
By clicking the “images” tab in Google you’ll be able to see the actual printable instead of just the text link to the source. This is very helpful when you are searching for something specific.
HOW CAN I PRINT FREE PRINTABLES?
The great thing about free printables is that they are FREE. Most printables include a PDF that you can download and print right from your home printer. You don’t need any special software or special paper either. Copy paper works just fine.
Printing Tip: When you print from home, be sure to change the print settings to “best” so that you have best quality possible. You might find this setting under “quality”. Your choices will be 300dpi, 600dpi and 1200dpi. 600dpi is perfect. I
If you’re worried about using too much ink, you can certainly try 300dpi first. Depending on what you’re printing, 300dpi might be all you need.
HOW DO I PRINT FREE PRINTABLES FROM PINTEREST?
While you can print right from Pinterest, you definitely should not. What you should do is click the link on Pinterest that will bring you to the page that houses the actual printable. By doing this you are also getting the best quality of the printable.
HOW DO I CREATE A PRINTABLE?
The best way to create a printable is by using the website, Canva. Canva has many templates that you can choose from and modify.
If you prefer to create a printable from scratch, you can do that too. You can do this by clicking the “Create a Design” button from the top right hand corner of the screen and from there you can choose a specific size or make up your own custom size.
After you have your template chosen or your blank sheet to create from scratch, you’ll add graphics and text by using the menu on the left. Once your design is to your liking, click “DOWNLOAD” from the top left corner.
Choose “PDF Print” from the dropdown menu and then click download. Your print will download to your computer (usually defaults to the download folder on your computer) and from there you can print it out.