Beach Ball Bucks: The perfect summertime motivation
Summer and bored kids is upon us once again. But you don’t have to just survive, you can thrive with these free printable Beach Ball Bucks. These simple rewards will provide the structure and motivation that your kids need. Print yours today!
Every summer, I face the same dilemma: How do I entertain my kids? They need structure but sometimes I don’t have the motivation to create some elaborate summertime game plan. That’s why I love the Beach Ball Bucks. Check it out.
Print your Beach Ball Bucks
So, just print out your Beach Ball Bucks by downloading the PDF below. I sent mine to the local copy store and printed it on cardstock so they would be a little bit more durable. Then just cut them out with a papercutter.
I included a “to do” list that you can print on the back of each of your Beach Ball Bucks if you choose. That way, each morning you can write down all the things that you want your child to do in order to earn that buck. But, that’s totally optional. You could just print the bucks single sided if you would like as well.
How to use the bucks
Included with the printable is a lists of ways that your kids can earn and spend their bucks. You can set the rules as to how they earn their bucks. Here’s just a few ideas:
- Daily chores = 1 buck
- Read 20 minutes = 1 buck
- Extra chores = 1 buck
- Good behavior = 1 buck
Of course, once they earn their bucks, they are going to want to spend them. Here’s some ideas on how they can spend them as well:
- One prize from the basket = 5 bucks
- One real dollar = 5 bucks
- 30 minutes screen time = 5 bucks
- Fun end-of-summer outing = 50 bucks
Here’s a video that I made explaining how these Beach Ball Bucks work.
Other summertime ideas
Of course, these bucks won’t keep your kids entertained all summer long. But it will help. I also found some pretty brilliant activities on Amazon that can keep those little hands busy.
- Summertime Activity Idea Box
- Age-appropriate summer workbooks
- 100+ science experiments for kids
- Outdoor Explorer and Bug-catching Kit
- Mega Craft Box
And here are some amazing subscription boxes that will blow your kids’ minds every month:
- Bitsbox: Coding
- Little Passports ages 6-10
- Raddish – Kids cooking
- Toy box monthly
- iBbeautiful for girls ages 6-12
I hope you guys like these Beach Ball Bucks as much as we do. Here’s to a stress-free summer full of structure and fun. Let me know how it goes for your family in the comments below.
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