My mornings are always better when my kids are in a good mood! Don't you agree?!? In fact, a bad day can quickly turn into a good day when they do exactly what they are supposed to be doing! There were a couple of things that were in need of tackling with the kids in order to, well, make my life a little easier. So I created these star charts and they work GREAT!
Here is how they work!
1. I laminated my star charts so the kids can color in their stars with dry erase markers and wipe them clean each week.
2. Each day, the kids are expected to complete a certain number of star tasks from their star chart. I leave the number open ended because I feel like the older they get, the more they should be expected to complete. For example, as you can see below...my daughter Charlee, is having a hard time potty training while she is asleep. She had a straddle accident about 6 months ago and was fully potty trained at the time, but now has accidents more than I would like her to. Because this is a little bit of a harder task, I only require her to get five stars a day as opposed to 6 so she has a better opportunity to get a prize star!
3. When the kids earn the amount of daily stars they are supposed to, they receive a prize star! I think it is important that they earn a prize star as regularly as possible. That way, they stay engaged with the tasks of the chart. Charlee is 4 years old and has to complete 5 out of the 6 star tasks in order to get 1 prize star. I did not want to throw the day out if she happened to have an accident in her pull up over night. She rarely has an accident both at night and nap time in one day. So still has a pretty good chance of earning a prize star each day even if she doesn't start the day off with a dry diaper. Mason is 6 years old, and in my opinion, more than capable of earning all 6 star tasks per day. So, he has to complete all 6 before he gets a prize star.
4. After the kids earn 10 prize stars, they get a prize! All of the prizes I give the kids are around $10 in value. So if you think about it, 10 prize stars would be 10 good days of your child completing all of their star tasks. Ultimately, would you pay $1 a day for your kid to be on their very best behavior?!?!?! I know I would!
There are so many awesome $10 toys on Amazon Prime. A lot of which, Mason asks for and eagerly tries to earn through his star chart. If he comes across a toy he REALLY wants (thank you YouTube) and it happens to cost more....$20-$30 normally....I usually offer him to earn as many stars as the dollar amount that toy is worth. I admittedly cave at times for the big prizes once he earns the first 10 prize stars LOL
I also plan the "star tasks' based on the week ahead. So if I know there is something in particular I need the kids to do on their own without begging for them to do it, I put it as a star task on the chart.
Below I have attached a couple of different charts in PDF form as well as some Amazon links to toys for boys and girls in the $20 and under range that my kids personally love. I added Spiderman to Masons and Unicorns to Charlee's.....just to decorate them up a little. The other Star Chart has blank sides, so you can easily add whatever character your child happens to be into at that time. I hope you all enjoy! Please tag me on Instagram in any star chart prints @love.marriage.babycarriages
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