I recently saw a pin on Pinterest that showcased something similar to a Reward Store.With school coming up, I thought this might be a great concept to incorporate. We homeschool our kids, and with that often comes the challenges of complaining, procrastinating, and lack of motivation, as the year goes on. I decided to revamp our reward system, to incorporate instant rewards, via a Reward Store. I also decided it easier to create a custom Reward Card for each child, verses exchanging Monopoly money. If you want the template, just Email me, and I will email you back with a PDF (Adobe Reader) file of the template. I printed them out on 2" x 3-1/2" business cards (10 cards per sheet), which will give enough for the whole school year, per child.
5 credits = 1 week (if earning a hole punch each work day)
I based the credit amounts on how long I feel they should have to wait, based on days earned, before justifying being able to receive that particular reward. For instance, they have to save for 6 weeks straight before cashing in for Laser Tag! Since that will be a high-priced outing for us, I made it longer, then say, a fast food gift card or candy. You can either make up a sign posting the credit amounts, and place a corresponding sticker on the items in your basket OR just have the specific items and credits needed listed right on one sheet of paper (as pictured above). This way the kids can see the items, and have a clear picture of what is expected to earn them. I am excited to get started!