Making a Behavior Chart:
We are trying a new behavior chart out. I love Pinterest and find so much inspiration there. All over Pinterest, I have seen this behavior chart popping up and thought I would try it out. I fell in love with this one. I also love Lauren’s version of it too. It wasn’t that hard to make, and I already had almost everything to make it.
Supplies you will need:
Above is a picture of some of the supplies needed. A big large piece of a cardboard box. Big enough to fit the different color pieces. Some colorful foam. I already had these on hand. You will need eight different colors. A handy-dandy hot glue gun, a black sharpie marker, and clothes pins for each child. You will need pom poms for rewards, and I also found a clear plastic cup at the dollar store to fill with the pom poms.
After writing what I wanted on the colored rectangles, I glued them to the cardboard. I wrote each child’s initials on the clothes pins and then hung it up using 3M command strips. I also hung the clear container nearby for filling with pom poms.
How the Behavior Chart works:
Everyone starts the day with their clothes pin on AWESOME! If there is an unwanted behavior the clip gets moved down once, and then consequences happen if the clothes pin lands on oops or lower. Throughout the day, you can catch your child displaying nice behaviors and then move their clip back up the color ladder. My rule is if you have your pin anywhere above the oops at the end of the day you get a pom pom. I have them color coded according to their favorite colors and just like my kid’s chore bucket DIY. Once the cup gets filled up to the black line that I marked we will count the pom poms, and whoever has the most gets a prize. It’s a little healthy competition between siblings to see who will get the most pom poms for their best behaviors.
Some rewards for having the most pom poms will be picking from our reward store, $1 to spend at the dollar store, mom or dad laying in bed with them for 10 minutes at bedtime, getting to stay up late, and their choice of a bedtime story.
I am hoping this will be a hit with my kiddos. So far it’s been really good. My boys actually said I should add a super awesome spot also. Doesn’t that just make you smile? I think it’s fun, and a great positive motivator for the kids. I will keep you posted on our progress with this behavior chart.
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