So we have been having a few wee issues with Arden lately…simple things like brushing teeth had become nearly impossible to get done and being a typical boy he was getting lazy about going to the toilet straight away and would end up with dribbles in his undies everyday and boy wee STINKS so I wanted to put a stop to that straight away!
Another major issue we have developed over the last month is him not wanting me to leave him at creche. He screams blue murder and makes the biggest scene so I wanted to encourage him to happily say goodbye to mummy like he always used to with the incentive of a reward.
Bribery always works a treat with kids…am I right? But I didn’t want to be dishing out lollies or toys left right and centre for these simple day to day tasks so I whipped up a sticker chart because honestly, what kid doesn’t LOVE stickers?
He was so excited by the thought of getting stickers for doing these little things that I thought why not include a few extra daily jobs which can often be a struggle.
So this is what I came up with…
Arden’s Sticker Chart…for being a big boy!!
I used pictures as he is obviously too young to read so the little kid doing the jobs tells him what the sticker is for and I have only done it for the weekdays as in all honestly, we are totally relaxed on the weekend and I am not going to be worrying about remembering to pop a sticker on the chart!
So our jobs are:
Going to the toilet everyday with no wees in his pants – I have done a toilet training sticker chart in the past four Arden, I will try load that sometime too!
Going to creche without crying and screaming when mummy goes – he has yet to earn a sticker for this one yet!
Eating up all his dinner – this meal can often turn into a struggle when he is tired and grumpy!
Tidying up all his toys – I put this here for the end of the day tidy up. Obviously he won’t do it all himself but as long as he helps out and starts learning to do it now. Kylan and him usually tidy up together at the end of the day. Actually since starting the chart Arden will want to tidy up his toys in the middle of the day too which I’m taking as a total win!
Brushing his teeth – a task that had become an absolute nightmare that I had got to the point where some nights it wasn’t worth the trouble and I wouldn’t even bother trying! Total bad mum but you really gotta pick your battles!
Staying in his bed all night – Between growing pains and nightmares we have had our fair share of broken sleep around here lately so as some extra encouragement on the nights when he’s not up screaming in pain or terrified of bugs all over him in his dreams he can earn a sticker for staying in his bed all night!
When they get all their stickers for the week they earn a trophy! This can be a wee treat. Whether it be an outing, an ice cream or a little toy. You can decide!
I have made two unpersonalised versions – one for good boys and one for good girls to help encourage and remind them of their daily tasks and routines. I have an incredible 8 year old who we taught from day one to tidy up after himself, make his bed etc etc and now he is a total dream and does more than his fair share of chores around the house and I never have to ask him to do the basics. He had a wee sticker back in the day too and I really believe it helped turn him into this helpful wee chap!
You can download your free printable version here!
I got mine laminated so that every week I can simply peel off all the stickers from the previous week and start again fresh! I think it cost me about $7 to get printed and laminated in A3 from my local Warehouse Stationery.
I hope you enjoy!