Several months ago we started to have more frequent tantrums and issues with not being nice to our friends at school. In effort to gain control of the situation, I went in search of ideas to help teach good behavior to our always moving, very active, strong willed three year old. Like most young children, our little one loves stickers. We have books and books of stickers. Most days we all end up with a sticker on our hand or shirts. And like most children they all love rewards. Julianne always looked forward to Thursdays at school when she knew that she would be getting a treat out of the treasure chest if she had been good that week. So I decided to put together our own behavior reward chart to use at home!
Our chart has six rows with six boxes to fill with reward stickers. It might have been to much for our first go around, but I made some easy attainable tasks for her. We decided to start with cleaning up toys, taking a nap, sharing with others, not hurting our friends, listening to Mommy and Daddy, and having a good bedtime. I recommend starting slow with easy tasks so your child can get used to the reason for the chart. Our first chart included some lovely hand drawn stick figure drawings to help her remember what they were. We found some super cute paw print stickers at The School Box to fill our boxes with.
Here are some helpful tips for behavior reward charts:
- The purpose of the behavior reward chart is to help you child learn good behavior on their own. Do not try to set them up to earn a sticker. For example. don’t say to them “If you clean up your toys you will earn a sticker”. You want your child to be excited about getting a sticker all on their own.
- If they do a task while away from home, congratulate them on the spot for earning a sticker and then give them a sticker when you get home. I had trouble remembering to do this, but if you tell your child they earned a sticker they will most likely remind you when you get home.
- Never take away stickers! On several occasions a sticker was earned for doing a task and then two seconds later the misbehavior starts. Ah, life with a child is always a roller coaster ride!
Now for the fun part – rewards! I rewarded her with a small treat from a treasure box for each row completed. I filled a box with things from the dollar store and the Target dollar bins. I did not put candy in our treasure chest, because if she filled a row right before bedtime I didn’t want her picking out a lollipop! Once all the rows were filled in she earned her big reward goal! She picked her big reward goal out before starting the chart so it is something she is excited about.
We love our charts so much that I am so happy to share these with you! You have two options – cats or dogs – to choose from. The free printable files include editable text fields for entering in your child’s name, tasks, and big reward goal before printing. Or you can simply print and write everything in. Enjoy!
Click here to download the Cats – Behavior Reward Chart
Click here to download the Dogs – Behavior Reward Chart
Here are some helpful tips for working with the editable text fields:
- You will need to have the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed for the fields to work. You can go here to get the latest version: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
- To enter text in to boxes simply click inside any text box with your mouse/cursor. Once the text box has changed color to transparent you can begin typing your text.
- To bring up text editing tools hit ctrl+e (or cmd+e if you’re on a mac) and you’ll be able to change the font, size, color, and alignment of the text. Please note: you will need to use a font that is installed on your computer for any editable text.
- To save your edited chart click on File -> Save As. Save the file to a location on your computer.
I very rarely share the personal side of me, but I have been inspired to be more real with y’all. Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Authenticate Workshop led by the fantastic Whitney English. To sit in a room full of other creative women entrepreneurs is amazing and energizing! We each had our own unique story and our own unique dreams.
During part of the workshop Whitney encouraged us to write down our manifesto – or things we believed in. This was my favorite exercise of the whole day. I also loved hearing the rest of the group share a little piece of who they really are and what they believed in. I want to share mine with you and encourage you to write down your manifesto some time. I think I might even print this out an frame it for my office!
These cute little bookmarks were designed by yours truly for Bird’s Party! I have one of these holding my place in a book I am currently reading. It’s super easy to print out the printable file and cut them out. You can also punch a small hole at the top of the bookmark and add a ribbon.
Bird hosted a full month of FREE printables graciously donated by fabulously talented designers. Head over to her blog to checkout all 34 FREE printables.
Click here to download the Bookmarks
Wow, how is it April already?! The weather has finally turned warmer here in Georgia and spring has finally arrived! Even though spring is the season that sends my sinuses for a spin I still love it the most. I love the flowers blooming and the bright, fresh colors that start to pop up everywhere – including in the shop! Join me in welcoming SPRING with four new collections to Tickled Peach Studio!
My personal favorite is the Fresh Roses Collection. The fresh roses iPhone case is my favorite choice for spring. The fun, flirty, and bright floral pattern is perfect for dressing up your iPhone that you use everyday. You will find this pattern also available on the new fold over notepads and hardcover journals.
Something new has also sprung up – the NEW Tickled Peach Studio online shop is open! I have been working quietly behind the scenes for weeks now getting it all up and running. This was one of my business goals for 2013 and I am so thrilled that it is up an running! You can still find me over on Etsy, but I wanted something I could control more and modify to fit me. I think it is simply perfect!
To celebrate the new shop lets have a GRAND OPENING SALE! Save 20% on your entire order with code GRAND20 at checkout. (Sale expires April 8th and the code can also be used in the Etsy shop) If you’ve been waiting to welcome spring with some new personalized goodies now is the time! Don’t forget the little ones too – brighten their day with a new plate or placemat.
Take a little stroll around the new shop and enjoy all the new pretty things! Over the next few weeks I will introduce you to the new products that have arrived in the shop and the new products still coming. Happy Spring!
It’s hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. It feels like 2013 just started. I shared these Over The Rainbow Treat Bags last year but since the original blog post is gone I wanted to share them again. These are a super easy and simple treat!
I used snack size ziplock bags and filled them with Skittles and Rolo candies. Then attached the treat tag to the top with a stapler. Done! You could also sign your child’s name on the back of the bags for a perfect school treat for their friends!
Click here to download the Over The Rainbow Treat Bags
I have completed three classes with Nicole’s Classes – Photo 101, Pretty Paper Products, and Making a Pattern. While I have loved each of them, Making a Pattern has been my favorite! I do love a pretty and simple pattern! Here are a few of the patterns that I made for homework in the class.
The roses pattern was featured on Nicole’s Classes blog along with other fantastic student work. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I have been playing around with some other new patterns. Come check them out!
For the last week I hosted a Pin It to Win It contest and we had many fabulous Pinterest boards entered. Check out the comments in the contest blog post to see some great boards! Congratulations to ELIZABETH LANGSTON for winning a personalized 3-piece set of your choice! Take a look at Elizabeth’s inspiration board to see her pins. Please email me at kathy@tickledpeachstudio to claim your prize!
Here are a few of my favorite pins from the contest. PS If you are not already a facebook fan of Tickled Peach Studio, be sure to become a fan today for a flash sale announcement!
Sources | Six Sister’s Stuff | Glamour
Sources | ikatbag | Confessions of a Home Schooler | Handmade by Stacy Vaughn
If you missed it earlier this week I introduced a fun new collection of plates, bowls, and placemats to the shop. Since I love these things so much I want to give you all a chance to win some of your own! So who loves Pinterest? I do! I thought it would be fun to do a Pin It to Win It contest to celebrate!
Summer will be here before we know it and school will be out. You will most likely be looking for some fun ways to keep the kids entertained and inspired. I love looking through Pinterest to find inspiration for kids! I would love it if you would share more of your fabulous ideas for inspiring kids and to also let me know what your favorite items are from the new meal time collection in the shop. Your pins can be about inspiration, games, crafts, activities, educational ideas, or anything else fun for kids!
So here are the rules!
This is going to be so much fun! PS: If you already have an inspiration board started for kids then you are welcome to add to it in stead of creating a new board. Happy Pinning! You can check out my Pinterest board for crafts and activities for kids!
Entries are due by 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Open to US residents only. One winner will receive a personalized 3-piece set of their choice (plate, bowl, and placemat). Winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, March 1, 2013.
This new collection is very near and dear to my heart. I have always had a passion for education for as long as I can remember. I believe in education and I believe in inspiring others to be the best they can. When I started designing this new collection it just came naturally. I literally giggled with excitement as each new design came together!
I am so proud and thrilled to introduce to you the Inspired Kids Collection! This collection is the perfect way to remind your child daily that they are special and that they can achieve anything that they set their heart on. Remind them at breakfast that they are your sunshine. Remind them at lunch that they should find joy everyday. Remind them at dinner to shoot for the starts. Just one simple saying can light up their face and make them proud that they are special and unique.
There are 12 designs in the collection and each have their own unique motivational or inspiring saying. Each design is available on a personalized 10″ melamine plate, coordinating melamine bowl, and personalized placemat. The plates and bowls are great for everyday use! We have already been using our new tableware at home!
Just like the alphabet placemats in my shop, I had to add an educational touch to the placemats. For a while now my daughter has been interested in getting the silverware out of the drawer to put on the table at dinner time. When I told her that she would be getting a new placemat to help her learn how to set the table she squealed with glee. Each placemat has its own coordinating back design to help your little one learn how to set the table.
I am just jumping for joy over the way this collection turned out! The full collection is now available in the shop.
I would love to hear if there are any motivational or inspiring sayings that you would like to see! Also stay tuned later this week for a fun giveaway!
The ages of our little guests ranged from 1 to 3 years of age. So I thought the perfect activities would be some easy crafts for all ages. On our Clifford’s Craft Table I had placed a coloring sheet, markers, crayons, stickers, and bean shaker for each of our little guests.
The bean shakers were made from Crystal Light plastic containers that I have been saving. (Did you know they are also the perfect holder for lollipop sticks?!) I added some dry beans, taped down the lid, and wrapped them in red construction paper. Each little guest had their own shaker with their name on it that they decorated with stickers. They had a blast making music with them and it was a fun take home gift! I had also made Clifford ear hats out of construction paper for them to wear.
One of my favorite parts of the party was the “Clifford’s Birthday Party” book that guests were able to sign. We have the perfect little reminder of her big red birthday party!
The BIGGEST project from her birthday party was the fabulous big red 3 pinata! I love the way it turned out – even if it did take me about 6 hours to put it together! I was surfing Pinterest for party ideas and came across a DIY number pinata from Oh Happy Day. Perfect! My pinata was taller than the birthday girl – over 3 feet. Below are some under construction photos.
We filled the inside with the birthday girl’s favorite treats – Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kit Kat bars, and lollipops. The kids and adults had fun hitting the pinata! During the party the birthday girl wore a custom shirt from Addie Kakes Kreation.
If you missed part 1 you can see it here. Thank for letting me share our special day with you!