Tree of hearts reward chart
Reward charts are a great tool to get the whole family working together towards a common goal. With each good turn, a member of the family sticks an item onto the reward chart. When it’s full, it’s time for a treat!
Our Parenting Consultant and Maternity Nurse, Lorna Clark, recently advised us on the effectiveness of using a reward chart to monitor your child’s behaviour and to encourage positive change when bad behaviour is displayed. We’ve found a beautiful tree of hearts reward chart for the whole family on Putti Prapancha. Here’s how to make it.
What you will need:
- One or two coloured magazines you wish to recycle
- A sheet of white cardboard or white paper to mount your tree
- Glue stick
- Ask your little ones to help you look through your magazines and find any pink, red and green pages.
- When you’ve found a green page big enough to trace round your child’s arm and hand, pull it out of the magazine and cut round your tracing.
- Cut out heart shapes from all of the red and pink pages to create about 10-15 hearts. These will be the reward counters.
- Using the glue stick, glue the tracing of your child’s arm onto the cardboard or paper, this will become the trunk of the tree.
- For doing so well with helping, why not reward your children by allowing them to stick on the very first heart to the tree.
- For any good turn in the house, let the family member stick a heart to the tree. Make a fuss of how proud you are and get the whole family involved in the praise giving.
- When all of the hearts are gone and the tree has blossomed beautifully, it’s time for a treat! How about a day trip out to the zoo?
Source: Roopa Shri @ Creative Mummy Blog Putti Prapancha