So remember when I told you about how we started using “fluffies” (Dollar Tree pom poms) as our motivator for school? Well I felt like we were consuming large quantities of candy (not so much Kender… But I was consuming large quantities of candy because it was around) so I wanted to change things up a little.
Instead of giving Kender a Mike & Ike for every 5 fluffies he earned, I got together a prize box full of cheap little trinkets and goodies. I showed him the box, and together we set prices for each of the goodies depending on how big and fun they were. For example, a puzzle was 100 fluffies because its fun and big, and a little ninja turtle figurine was 40 fluffies because its smaller. I told him he could save up his fluffies to help him get the higher priced goodies.
So I searched the internet for printable ticket-like reward points. I liked that idea because they were printable, so if I needed more I could quickly print some, and they were much easier to count than all those tiny little fluffies that stick together. We used these at first, but the only problem was that they didn’t have a 100 point ticket, which I needed since Kender was saving up so many.
I figured since I had to make my own 100 point ticket anyway, I might as well make a whole matching set! And I was super proud of how cute they turned out, so I decided to share them with you 💗
I really like these reward points because we end up doing A LOT of math with all that counting and buying prizes, and I feel like he’s learning real life money management skills (especially since they resemble money). It makes me pretty happy that he’s excited to save them up!
We use them for homeschool, but you could use them for good behavior, or whatever else your child may need motivation for.
For more ideas check out Mikael Monson – she always has awesome tips for homeschool!
Let me know if you end up using these and whether or not they work for you!