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Rewards for Kids


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The best rewards are time spent with family and friends. But, we've also given you some ideas for more tangible rewards!






Ages 3-7

Kids in this age group do better with immediate rewards. So, even if you're going to take them on an outing as a reward, have something available to give them to represent the outing such as a coupon with "Out To Ice Cream" written on it.

  • Stickers
  • Dollar Store Items
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Books
  • Second Hand Store Toys (action figures, etc)
  • Match Box Cars
  • New toothbrush
  • Candy (Gummy Bears, Dots, etc)
  • Doll clothes
  • Printable certificate
  • A trip to the "treasure box" (this can contain inexpensive little things like dollar store items, pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • Books
  • Sticker on a sticker chart
  • An outing for a special treat such as ice cream

Ages 8-11

  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Books
  • Little Notebooks
  • Erasers
  • New toothbrush
  • Books
  • Pencil Cushies
  • Pens
  • Hair ornaments
  • Doll clothes
  • Card game
  • Printable certificate
  • A trip to the "treasure box" (this can contain inexpensive little things like dollar store items, pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • Earn a play date
  • Earn a sleepover
  • Pick a favorite meal
  • Out to eat with family member
  • Extra computer time
  • Extra TV time
  • Go to a movie
  • Go get ice cream
  • Pick a special game to play with a family member like a board game, video game, sports game
  • Go for a walk/hike with a family member
  • A trip to the park
  • Parent will do child's chores for a time period

Ages 12+

  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Books
  • Little Notebooks
  • Erasers
  • New toothbrush
  • Books
  • Pencil Cushies
  • Pens
  • Hair ornaments
  • A song for mp3 player
  • New computer/video game
  • Card Game
  • Printable certificate
  • Earn a sleepover
  • Pick a favorite meal
  • Out to eat with family member
  • Extra computer time
  • Extra TV time
  • Go to a movie
  • Go get ice cream
  • Extra time added to curfew
  • (For drivers) Additional time to use the car
  • Go for a walk/hike with a family member
  • Parent will do child's chores for a time period