Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finally a Craft!

And here we have the new reward system in our house.  Here's how it works, everytime one of the kids does something to help out or goes out of their way they can earn a coin in the jar.  Coins can also be earned for bringing home a 100% on a test paper and for A's on the report card.  There are a few other ways that are specific to each child and his/her personality.  The one thing I need to constantly reiterate to the kids is that you do not earn coins for doing something that is expected from you.  Once the coins cover the name on the jar , the child gets something special; maybe a toy at the store or a trip out for ice cream by themselves,, something fun.
Here's what I did -   I took 2 jars that I picked up at Hobby Lobby  and in the first picture you will see my first attempt at etching.  I think it came out okay - next time I am going to leave the ething cream on for a little while longer.  On the top is the cover with ribbon glued around it and a tag with each childs initial.  The back has my words of encouragement "Way to go." It was a fun project and I hope the kids stay excited about the jars.  I leave them out where the kids can see them.  I think they need the visual to keep them encouraged.  I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. Love this idea! My kids respond well to positive reinforcment

  2. I am a teacher and I have done a reward system like this with my classes!

  3. Hi Danielle...

    What a great idea, my friend! I did something similar when my three daughters were young and still at home! I think it's very important to reward all of their great accomplishments! Ohhh...and your jars turned out sooo pretty too! Looks like you had fun creating them! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! Great idea!!!

    I do apologize at being so late to get by for a visit. I really had fun with my Valentine's Day weekend getaway but it sure put me behind on my blogging! Hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. Great idea for positive reinforcement. My mom does something similar with her 2nd grade class. :)

    Thanks for linking this up to my "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" party. Have fun finding some neat crafty inspiration, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)


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