Today is day three with Joan Bardee and I am so excited about this post! I just fell in love with this idea and as a mother of four children this is just pure genius in my book. I can't wait to make a pot for my kids and I am thinking about a no homework flower pot for the teachers.
All Moms know that positive reinforcement of good behavior is a whole lot more fun (and often more effective) than punishments, right??? So, with that in mind, I decided to take advantage of the versatility of the JustRite Stamper and make a fun Pot of Rewards.
Each “flower” contains a reward — for this one, I selected “Your Earned a Sleepover,” “You Earned 1 Day with Dad,” “You Earned 1 Day with No Chores,” and “You Earned 1 Ice Cream Cone.” Obviously, you could choose rewards that fit your children's tastes and your family’s values. What fun to set this out as a centerpiece and explain to your kids how they get to win a “flower.” I see homework being done and beds made on time!! (Ok, my kid would still need much nagging, but he’s 17 and has outgrown “Pots of Rewards!”)
For this Pot of Rewards, I made 12 rewards, 3 each of 4 rewards. It is best to do this assembly line. Here is how I made mine.
This Pot of Rewards is perfect for a variety of occasions including Valentine’s Day (just change the “rewards” to ones you might give your husband!) or for Father’s Day, a birthday, etc. I’ve included some tips on how to get your kids involved in case you decide to make one for Dad.
You could also make a similar Pot, but not have it include Rewards. How about Bible verses, topics for dinner table discussions, your kid’s names (to pick who gets to sit where in the car!), etc. Really, the uses are limited only by your imagination because the JustRite stamper lets you stamp anything you want!
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".
JustRite Do It Yourself Monogram Stamper Kit Curlz Font with 3 Borders and Wooden Stamper; JustRite Small Letter Set for Round Monogram Stamper;
Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White Cardstock and Garden of Life Stamp Set;
Stampin Up! Yoyo Yellow, Lovely Lilac, Real Red, Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue, and Only Orange Classic Ink and Cardstock and Linen Thread;
Brads from SEI; Assorted Buttons from Oriental Trading Co.; Ribbon from Tsuruta Designs; Craft Sticks from AC Moore; A Stitch in Time from Clear Dollar Stamps; Black Staz On ink;
Mega Round Scallop Punch from Marvy Uchida (the pink one);
Small Circle Nestability Die and Wizard Die Machine from Spellbinders.