Are you ready for summer? Have you made any plans to keep your children productive and occupied for the summer?
School is almost out and I want to share what I have created. This is a summer planner that works on a system of earning tickets. It helps you structure the summer through chores and rewards. Use this system to schedule reading, learning activities, and chores. Then offer the incentives and rewards your children can work toward and look forward to.
I have created a blank calendar specifically for your chore chart. Your children can look at the calendar to see what incentives they are working toward and on what date you will be able to provide the incentive they have earned. Placing an exact date on the calendar for the incentive is your option. You choose the chores, the incentives and how many tickets they must earn to receive that incentive. Here is an example of a chart that is filled in. Sample Summer Planner
You can print up the blank templates and fill them out by hand or if you prefer you can fill then out on the computer. I am providing everything in PDF and Word format, including the tickets so you can make changes to the standard version if you prefer.
At the end of each day have your children total the tickets they have earned and you hand them out. Then they may redeem the tickets for the incentives you have chosen.
Ideas for incentives:
- Amusement park
- Kids Choice
- Bike Ride
- Sporting event
- Play date
- Sleep over
- Candy bar or treat
- New swim suit or other item
Ideas for activities to earn tickets:
- Learning activities
- Read 30 minutes
- Write an essay on a subject (use the computer for research)
Camping – Camping safety
Swimming – Swimming safety
The purpose for helmets
Fishing – How to fish
- Complete an extra credit assignment
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- 1 hour of energetic activity
- Spend less than 1 hour on computer playing games (extra credit and research time doesn’t count)
- Spend less than 1 hour watching tv
- Eat fruits and vegetables
- Try a new food
- Behavioral activities
Play nicely with siblings all week
Good behavior all week
Be helpful when asked without complaining
- Make bed
- Clean room
- Set table
- Help with dinner
- Take out the trash
- Feed and water animals
- Water the plants
- Yard work
- Family vacations/camping trips are no points but maybe $ for tickets to spend on the retreat.
I am really excited about this program and there was great success in 2009 for those that used the system. I am implementing it again for my children this summer. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or place a comment below if you can help me improve the program. I would love some suggestions and feedback.