Kids’ DIY Reward Chart with Faith that Sticks

by Janice

Give your kids tools to express their faith in creative ways with Faith that Sticks!

This post is written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, and is part of a sponsored campaign with Tyndale. As always, our opinions are always 100% our own.

Faith That Sticks

“We are going to make a reward chart for you,” I tell my first grader, Olivia. Her eyes light up as if I had just told her that I saw Santa’s sleigh coming over the tree tops. Bouncing with excitement, she tells me about how jealous she is of a boy in her class at school who has a reward chart and how he gets candy after he earns 15 stars. “Can I earn candy???” she asks me, as she gathers up her supplies for our reward chart project.

“Sure… how about we will have a special reward box and when you fill up your reward chart with stickers, you get to choose a prize from the reward box?” I suggest.

“AND you get to make the chart yourself!” I tell her as she jumps up and down. I show her the simple reward chart template I created, “You can decorate it with your Faith that Sticks stickers and when you complete a task or earn a star, you can add a sticker to your chart. You even get to decide what goals you want to work on and write them in the chart.”

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Livvie is thrilled — not only does she get to look forward to her very own reward box of presents, but she gets to be in charge of creating the chart herself. Olivia loves arts and crafts — and she loves to be in control too.

Together we talk about what areas or tasks she needs to work on and she decides her four goals will be getting to bed on time, doing her homework, eating her vegetables, and listening better.

Within just a few minutes, Olivia has chosen her Faith that Sticks stickers and is all set up and ready to begin…

Simple DIY Reward Chart for Kids

For this reward chart, I decided to make a very simple reward chart template to print out and then let my six year old do the real “creating.”

I kept the chart limited to only four areas/tasks so we could focus on a manageable amount of issues at a time. I also made sure we could change the areas of focus from week to week if we choose to.

Free Printable Download

If you want to download a basic kids’ reward chart for your own kids to build their personal reward chart, here are links to mine. I included a PINK version, Kids-DIY-Reward Chart Template – Pink and a BLUE version Kids-DIY-Reward Chart Template – Blue. They are FREE downloads.

Step 1

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Print out a basic reward chart template and choose some stickers.

Step 2

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Work together with your child to decide what goals or tasks they want to work on. Help your child fill in their goals/tasks and decide on a reward system. We decided to make a reward box that Olivia gets to dip into when she fills up her sheet with stickers.

Step 3

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Have your child decorate their reward chart – we used the wonderful Faith that Sticks stickers Tyndale sent us.

Step 4

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Watch the sticker magic happen! Olivia has been doing everything she can to earn stickers — so I better hurry to fill up that reward box with prizes. She is going to be ready soon!

Our DIY Reward Chart is a definite hit with both Olivia and me — why didn’t I do it sooner? And I am so glad we used the sweet Faith that Sticks stickers. They are a great way to add in positive messages of faith to our day.

For more crafting fun with Faith That Sticks check out my arts and crafts post last week about painting photo mats for a matted picture craft. Also, you can visit the Faith that Sticks website or find them on Facebook.

Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography



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1 Lea S. April 10, 2014 at 5:24 am

Nice reward chart. This is something I’ve dabbled with on-off; currently we do have a reward chart going. Here is the next big question: what kinds of rewards do you give? I find it hard to come up with motivating rewards, because our kids already have almost everything they want in daily life (and my daughter doesn’t like candy!).

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2 Bonnie Way April 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I tried this once and it worked… keep thinking I should do it again, so thanks for the printable and the suggestions. :)

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3 Jenn G April 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I have a bag full of stuff waiting to be turned into a rewards chart but there never seems to be enough time to make it during our busy days. I’m going to use this instead! I love how simple this is while still allowing little ones to add their own touch. Thanks for the printable!

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4 stacie April 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm

this is a great idea!

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5 Cheryl Free April 13, 2014 at 2:27 am

Charts and stickers are a great way to get things done.

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6 vickie couturier April 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

I love this ideal,going to share it with my daughter for her 4 kids

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7 Tatiana Bartlett April 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

This is a cute chart! I might start doing this since my son is nearing four and needs more positive reinforcement :)

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8 Meagan bs April 15, 2014 at 9:59 am

wow this is so simple! most charts are so complicated and hard to keep up with, this is a great idea, I think i’m going to try it for my daughter!

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9 Alecia April 20, 2014 at 12:43 am

I don’t have kids but I’ll suggest this to my brother. My nephew is a handful and refuses to do his chores (he’s 3 so his only chore is to put his toys in the toy box before bed).

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10 Jessica Medina April 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Cute chart. My kids are older but it gives me some ideas for them.

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11 Buddy Garrett April 26, 2014 at 12:39 am

What a great idea. It brings back memories of elementary school 50+ years ago where the teacher had a reward box. I remember how exciting it was to earn one of the small rewards but I didn’t realize at the time that I was learning something.

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