Monday, July 11, 2016

Reward Charts with Fine Art Puzzles

It's a sad but true fact that the giant art history book full of beautiful artwork is most often used in our house as a bug smasher.  I prefer it to a shoe because I can smash the bugs without coming near them.  I just pitch the thing across the room in the general direction of the offending insect and hope for the best.

It works decently well for bugs, but since we do in fact like fine art, I thought there might be a better use.

I picked four pictures to use as reward charts for the kids' potty-training, schoolwork, etc.  Here's what I did:

1.  Tore out one picture for each child (I know, I know...but better than smashing bugs and never seeing the light of day)

2.  Copied the pictures in black and white and printed them off in full-size.

3. Cut the original pictures into as many pieces as the child needs to get a reward.  (in our case, five)

4.  Hung the black and white copies on the wall. 

5.  Each time a child had a success they put on a piece of the puzzle (using rolled up scotch tape on the back).

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