As much as I want my kids to just do their chores with great attitudes every day, the fact is that sometimes they need a little extra motivation. That’s why I love offering easy rewards – my kids get excited about completing tasks, and I get excited about having happy helpers!
I recently gave my kids chore reward coupons and they were such a hit that I knew I had to make some for you to use, too!
The printable coupons include two pages – the first page has pre-written rewards, and the second page has blank spaces so you can write in your own surprises! After you print them, you can glue these FREE coupons to colored card stock to make them more durable, or just cut them out as-is.
You can dole out the coupons however you want – after-all, you know your kids best! Just in case you’re looking for ideas though, I’ll share how we use these in my home.
My kids love when I fold all the coupons and place them in a little jar. As soon as they finish a chore or school assignment, they check it off the list, close their eyes, and pull out a surprise coupon! They redeem the coupon immediately to give themselves a little break, then they move on to their next assignment.
One child gets stressed if she’s under a time crunch, so she works at her own pace. The other child is very motivated by races, so she tells me how long she needs to complete a task, then I set the timer and she tries to beat the clock to receive her coupons.
I like to keep these rewards simple – and non-time consuming for Mom – because we don’t have all day to spend redeeming coupons!
And since it can be difficult to drag one of my children away from electronics, I personally choose not to even fight that battle in the midst of chores (I’ll never get her work ethic back that day once she’s entered “Zone Out” mode!). But, she might receive a Movie Night bonus coupon if she completes all of her assignments with a good attitude!
Want to get your own kids excited about chores?
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