Looking for a way to make chores seem less like well, a chore? Or maybe some magical way to get your kids to actually want to help out around the house? No, really, such a thing is not a myth; you can make it happen … with the help of these reward chart for kids printables!
Trying to get your kid to help around the house, do homework, use manners, and eat fruits and vegetables can be challenging, to say the least. Sometimes, a little extra motivation is required, and that’s where these reward chart for kids printables come in handy! Below, I share 2 free printable reward charts and 1 bonus pre-filled reward chart template, which can be purchased in the FreebieFindingMom shop.
A reward chart printable is pretty much exactly what it sounds like—a printable with a chart to track your kid’s behavior as he or she works toward some reward. A reward chart template is sort of like a chore chart, with two key differences:
- Reward chart ideas don’t have to be household chores. For example, you can fill in your blank reward chart printable to track behaviors like sharing or brushing teeth.
- Chore charts don’t necessarily have rewards. With these reward chart printables, your kid knows something good is coming!
Race to Good Behavior Reward Chart for Kids Printable
This free printable reward chart features bright colors and a kid ready to drive across the finish line to good behavior! This is a blank reward chart printable, meaning you get to fill in both the task and reward boxes. This allows you to customize the reward chart ideas and ensure they’re age appropriate for your child. For example, a toddler reward chart would look very different than that of a 12 year old, right?
If you aren’t 100% on board with incentivizing your kid to do his or her homework or chores around the house, you can still make use of this reward chart printable. Instead of listing non-optional tasks, use this as more of a behavior reward chart. Set the behavior reward chart up to reflect things that are above and beyond the minimum you expect from your kid. For example, perhaps he or she can earn points for sharing toys without being asked, getting ready for bed without any fuss, or (dare a Mom dream?) trying a new vegetable.
If you are not going to use this as a homework and chore reward chart, you may still need to track those things to stay organized. Be sure to snag:
- Free homework chart printable – These are great for keeping both your child and yourself organized!
- Free printable chore charts – Choose from 5 options.
- Free potty charts – Sometimes when you’re working on a really big task, like potty training, it’s better to track it on its own.
Over the Rainbow Reward Chart for Kids Printable
This free printable reward chart is so fun and whimsical that I want to use it for myself! Seriously, shouldn’t there be an adult behavior reward chart? I’d like to earn rewards, like this coupon book for Mom, for things like making dinner, successfully getting everyone where they need to go on time, and checking off boxes on my free weight loss chart printable.
Any way, this is a blank reward chart printable so you can customize it to fit your household needs and your child’s age. This could easily be either a toddler reward chart or a pre-teen reward chart.
Tip: If you are going to use this more as a chore reward chart, be sure to pick tasks that are age appropriate. If you don’t, it’s a double whammy. Putting tasks that are too difficult for your kid on the chore reward chart will result in a poorly done job (or an outright mess) that you have to correct, and it may undermine your kid’s confidence and motivation. If you’re struggling to come up with items to put on your chore reward chart, check out these cleaning printables for inspiration:
Bonus Pre-Filled Reward Chart for Kids Printable
Now for the bonus reward chart printable! This reward template isn’t free, but it is super affordable and may be the perfect fit for your family if you want:
- Something that’s already partially filled in. As you’ll see on this kid and toddler reward chart, the daily tasks are already filled in for you!
- To track daily and weekly tasks separately. With this reward chart for kids, there are things your kid must do every day but still space for weekly chores or tasks.
- Keep things simple with just a single reward.
For the “my reward” section, you don’t have to do anything over-the-top in terms of price tag or effort; just make sure the reward is something your kid really wants since he or she only has that single motivator to get through the week. Some good reward chart ideas might be:
- A slumber party (or just a sleepover with a single friend).
- Mom bucks, which can be redeemed for a bigger prize later on, if your kid saves up!
- An outing together as a family, such as a trip to a favorite park.
- A family movie night where your child gets to pick the film.
Tip: If your child is not yet a strong reader, consider putting a picture of the reward on the chart instead of writing it. It’ll help keep him or her motivated!
Use these 3 reward chart for kids printables to motivate your child, keep your home organized, and lower your own stress levels.
What kind of rewards have you used in the past or will you be putting on your reward chart for kids? Share your inspiration in the comments!