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Free Printable Rewards for Kids

Updated on June 25, 2012

Rewarding Children Encourages Good Behavior!

Rewarding children is a time tested approach to encouraging good behavior. It often occurs naturally for example when you praise your child or offer them a high five. Today's fast paced world has changed how parents reward their children as they need even more reinforcement than in generations past.

Today, many families need to use more tangible rewards to help children track their own behavior as our hectic lifestyles often distract our kids. Many families use a reward buck system, behavior charts, stickers or poker chip system. These simple tools can be used for children with very few behavioral problems as well as a part of overall behavior modification for kids with more severe behavioral challenges.

What ever you decide to use, it is important that it fits in with your family's needs.

On this page you will find a collection of Free Printable Rewards for Kids and links to sites that offer great ways to reward children which I have personally used and trust. To be listed on this page, those sites must not cause popups (except for the one time offer for a free newsletter- those will be noted in the description), they must actually offer the rewards for free with no signup, and they must actually offer what their links describe. If you know of a great site that you feel should be listed here, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Build A Reward

Building their own rewards gets kids more involved and is a great way to help younger kids watch their progress. You give them a small piece of the reward each time they demonstrate a a good behavior and allow them to start gluing it all together. Once the smaller pieces have been glued together you can display their accomplishment or perhaps allow them to trade in their completed masterpiece for some type of prize!

TIP: When small children use glue, to help them keep it clean, try using a sing song voice and saying "Just a DOT, not a Lot!!" and make it fun! This saying sticks in their heads and later you may catch them responsibly gluing while singing it to themselves- remember to reward them if you do see them doing that!

Free Printable Reward: Build a Dump Truck!



Free Printable Reward: Build a Flower

Using Reward Bucks Systems is easy!

Set the rules before you introduce these to your child.

When starting to use new reward systems, ask yourself what type works best for YOUR family. Some kids do better with reward charts and stickers, come with color coded traffic light systems, some with poker chips and other kids really do well with reward bucks.

In our home, we use both a behavior chart AND reward bucks. We give my son the reward bucks for good behavior- he is older now so we are using them less and less (more out of habit now) when he does something really good, he gets a reward buck and a sticker on his behavior chart- he is not being rewarded twice, but he is essentially getting a copy to keep for himself. After he gets ten reward bucks, he can choose his prize, the prizes are simple things that we can allow him to do like extra time playing the Wiii, choosing dinner for the entire family, staying up a bit later on the next Saturday night, having a friend over to play basketball... the prize is really the power of choice.

When he was much younger, the bucks were given out more frequently for things like putting away toys, drawing a picture (that was actually a monumental event in our home), feeding the dogs, eating his own dinner etc. The prizes were smaller because the rewards were given out so frequently so instead of 30 minutes on the Wii it was 10 minutes on the Wii.

Whatever rules you decide on for your child, make sure that you write them down!

Make a list of desired behaviors and share it with friends and family who care for your child- this way they can help out by rewarding your child as well!

Make a list of prizes that you are willing to give your child when they save up their bucks or tickets... be sure NOT to go back on your word- if you offer it and they earn the rewards then you must follow through!

Talk to your child and give them some basic examples of good behavior and bad behavior. If your child need visual cues, please use them! Help them understand that this is not punishment, it is a way for them to to feel good about doing the right thing. If they do not show good behavior, they will not get a prize.

Please make sure to set achievable, developmentally appropriate goals!

Note about re-use

These are free for you to print for home, school, daycare etc. If you would like to use them online, a link back is required. Please link these rewards to this page...

http://www.squidoo.com/free-printable-rewards-for-kids

Please do not sell these rewards or make derivatives.

Money Theme - Free Printable Reward Bucks

Free Printable reward bucks for kids: Money theme
Free Printable reward bucks for kids: Money theme

Ocean Theme With Colorful Fish - Free Printable Reward Bucks

Free printable rewards for kids fish and ocean theme
Free printable rewards for kids fish and ocean theme

Free Printable Pirate Rewards for Boys

Candy Reward Bucks *Please link back if using this online! - The Copyright Symbol does not appear on top of the candy in the printed version- it will be in the

I had to add the copyright symbol to the image in the preview- this is my most popular design. When you click the link you will get a full sheet to print and you will see that the symbol will actually be below the image (where it will be cut off).

Holiday Printable Reward Tickets and Bucks

I like to make some special rewards for holidays to keep my son interested. They are the same value as his regular rewards, they just have festive images on them!

Valentine's reward bucks with Hearts - Free Printable Rewards for kids

Free Printable reward Bucks for kids: Valentine reward with hearts
Free Printable reward Bucks for kids: Valentine reward with hearts

Halloween Reward Buck on Orange - Free Printable reward Bucks for Kids

Free Printable Halloween Reward Buck on Orange
Free Printable Halloween Reward Buck on Orange

Public Domain Bats, Owl and Witch clipart by OCAL

Winter Holiday Rewards With a Snowman - Free Printable reward Bucks for Kids

Free Printable Winter Holiday Rewards With a Snowman
Free Printable Winter Holiday Rewards With a Snowman

Christmas reward Bucks with Santa on Red - Free Printable reward Bucks for Kids

Free Printable Christmas reward Bucks with Santa on Red
Free Printable Christmas reward Bucks with Santa on Red

New Year's Theme - Free Printable reward Bucks for Kids

Free Printable reward bucks for kids new year theme
Free Printable reward bucks for kids new year theme

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If I was a kid, I would like to get some of the Reward Bucks!

      What a fun and helpful lens, something fun for the kiddos. :)

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Yes! This is a rewarding lens! You did a great job creating it and any kid who gets these rewards is sure to most pleased. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to My Squid Angel Blessings 2012 to the "Parenting & Kids Children" neighborhood.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Awesome idea! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      Really neat award stickers. My kids even enjoyed getting the gold stars.

      I was so excited about Squidoo giving me the purple star on my Wacom lens yesterday and Lens of the Day today. Even in our fifties, we still get excited about award.

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