Screen Time Certificates – Summer Plan For Kids #Hacks

05/19/2016 12:00 pm · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Thanks to Holiday Haven for this guest post, loved this idea!

School is almost out in most places. That means SCREEN TIME or, so my kids think. But, I have gotten ‘crafty’ on them and made up these little redeemable coupons that they can earn.
I haven’t decided just yet what they will have to do to earn them. Chores? Probably. Reading? They like to read so I might just leave that as something they can do after they run out of certificates. A good dead? Definitely, I love to reward them for good works.
I do know I will only allow them to earn 2 hours worth each day, and they can save them up or use them one at a time. And because I have some smarties who might figure out to look at mom’s blog for these I think I will add the clause: ‘only good with mom’s signature on the back’. You are welcome to print these and use them for your household if you would like. I made them in 10, 15, and 20 minute increments to suit whatever works best for you.
To print: click on the photo to expand it then set your cursor over the photo and right click it and select print photo. Or once the photo is expanded click ‘file’ and ‘print’ from the menu at the top of your browser. If you have any trouble try adjusting things in ‘print preview’ or saving the file to your computer or paint program and printing from there. (If using Firefox, you may need to click once to expand them and then again to magnify before printing, they should print out as a full page). Enjoy!

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rlmck
rlmck

We have a chip system for our kids. they get 2 chips a day. 1 for good behavior and 1 for doing a chore around the house. They rotate chores every week. the poker chips are good for all electronics, tv, computer, Wii. 30 minutes. (We have also included things like treats, buying batteries for the various toys, saving up to go to the movies, etc.)Playing outside or coloring (creative things) are always free. My kids have been doing this for 4 years now. We use timers to monitor and take away chips for bad behavior. Its great and they still love using even at 11-13.

Jessa (Holiday-Haven)
Jessa (Holiday-Haven)

We have been using these all summer around here and the result has been that my kiddos are outside a LOT more. Which I love! And with more than one kiddo it is hard to keep track of how much time each has had, this makes it easier.

Karma
Karma

We use digital timers, although it's harder for the younger ones. When they do something good I'll let them add 10 minutes to their timer. Picking up all the apples that have fallen out of the tree is good for 15 minutes! ;) I love these coupons for the littler ones! Thanks!

Kathy
Kathy

We use the "play limit" at our house. It is great because when the time is up the screen goes black. Google: Play Limit.

LaBretta
LaBretta

Thank you for this great idea! I have been trying to think of a new way to keep track of my kids screen time and this is it!! Keep up the good work!! love your site and the money saving ideas.

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