DIY: Reward Jars for Kids

A friend of mine gave was talking with me about a neat idea to reward kids for good behavior. I LOVED it! This is my alteration to her idea.


Here is what I did:

I let the kids make rewards jars (DIY tutorial below). Every time they listened, encouraged each other, helped with a chore…etc I gave them stones to place in their jars. (You can use marbles, rocks, coins, or tooth picks for this part.) I took the kids to the Dollar Tree and let them pick our 3 or 4 things they wanted. I bought them and set them aside. Each time the kiddos filled their jars they picked out one of the items they had bought and could keep it.


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How to make RewardsJars

  • Find small jars. (We used mason jars but you can use anything from cups to baby food jars.)
  • You can stop there and just use the jars but we decided to do a little more.
  • Purchase (or make) modge podge and get out old newspapers and magazines.
  • Let the kids tear our images and colors from the magazines that they want on their jar.
  • Using paint brushes, cotton swabs, or just your fingers apply the modge podge onto the jars.
  • Place the desired image on the sticky part of the jar and reapply the modge podge on top of the image.
  • When done, wash hands and let the jars dry.

This Summer our memory verse that helped the kiddos on track was:
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29




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