I used the same frames their old behavior charts were in and hot-glued crayons around the edges.
Next, I glued pieces of burlap to the cardboard backing of the frames and wrote their names on the top.
For the crayons I printed two sheets of this:
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I Mod Podged the entire sheet to a big piece of craft foam and then cut out the crayons when it had dried.
Next, I placed the other end of the Velcro to the backs of the crayons.
Here is how the system works:
Every day your child starts with a GREEN crayon.
The first offense is just a warning and they get to keep their crayon.
Second offense = YELLOW crayon and a discussion of their behavior.
Third offense = ORANGE crayon and a 5 minute time out.
Fourth offense = RED crayon and a 7 minute time out.
Fifth offense = BLUE crayon and loss of privilege or toy.
At the end of the day they get to bring home a colored card that shows how they did in school that day. In our house, if Samantha brings home a green card every day that week we will take her out for ice cream or a treat of her choice.
I think it is a little unrealistic to expect perfect behavior every day of the week at home, so if the kids get a green crayon at least 4 days of the week they get a treat or a fun activity. We also let them upgrade crayons for especially good behavior of if they are good for a long period of time.
I would love to hear how this behavior system has worked for your kids!
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