So recently we started using “fluffies” (Dollar Tree pom poms) in our homeschool reward system. They worked really well for a while! I’d give my son Kender a few fluffies for every task he completed. Then for every five fluffies he’d get a Mike & Ike.
Well, I started feeling 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. 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.
Little did I know, he would enjoy collecting fluffies more than buying prizes lol. He loved seeing how many he could accumulate! And eventually, I ran out of fluffies… So I searched the internet for printable ticket-like reward points. Because they were printable, I could just quickly print some out if I needed more. 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! They turned out super cute, 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!
If you prefer just plain tickets, like these here, you can download those below: