Family & Parenting

Your Kids Will Love This Report Card Reward System

What an easy (and positive way) to encourage your kids to study more.

Our kids know they should always strive for good grades, but sometimes a little motivation is all it takes to get from a “B” to an “A.”

One mom shared her fun, easy motivation idea on Facebook. You only need a few supplies and some very simple reward ideas your kids will love.

Here’s how it works, according to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Use a small to medium size tin can or bucket as your reward jar and cover it with aluminum foil. Then, using as many popsicle sticks as you like, write the reward on one end and a question mark on the other end.

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Place the reward side into your reward jar. For each “A” on your child’s report card, they get one stick! If a child gets a 4.0, they get one bonus reward.

This mom does include some monetary rewards. Some sticks have prizes ranging from 50 cents to $2. Some parents don’t believe kids should be paid for good grades, but that’s okay because you decide what the prizes will be in your house!

The mom behind Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons also includes a “get out of chores free” card, a Blizzard from Dairy Queen and small gifts like puzzles or candy.

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Looking for more ideas to reward your children for a great report card? Here’s some more inspiration from Pop Sugar and Stay and Home Moms.

1. Favorite Meal

Let your A-student pick what’s for dinner that night.

2. Extra Time

Any child would be happy to cash in good grades for a later bedtime or one more hour playing video games.

3. Family Night

Let them decide what the family does for fun one evening—play a game, see a movie or go out to dinner!

4. Mommy/Daddy Date Night

Kids get to be in charge of planning a night out with mom or dad. This one is really special for kids—and you’ll no doubt love the outing as well.

Hopefully you’re prepared to make all of these awards come true. With incentives like these, one (or more!) of your kids is bound to start racking up those “As!”