Do you use incentives or rewards in your class or homeschool? There are several ways that you can reward kids for doing such as behavior, completing homework, memorizing verses, or other things.
In my religious education class (CCD), I use Bible Bucks. These come in the same amounts that our currency comes in, with a couple extras. Students can earn Bible Bucks for returning their folder to class each week, doing homework, and other such matters. Usually about every 3 weeks I let the kids shop in the Gospel Store.
Most of the items in the Gospel Store are things that I purchase at Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree. I try to find toys and items related to the Bible. I’ve had items like small stuffed animals such as a whle for Jonah and the Whale or Bible story books. I price the items for sale by size and the biggest is no more than 5 Bible Bucks and the smallest would be 1 Bible Buck. I store the pieces in containers that I get at Dollar Tree and tag each bin with the price of that the objects in that bin.
Oriental Trading also has lot of sets of small Chrisitan toys and novelties. These not only work great in the Gospel Store, but they’re also perfect for the Treasure Chest.
Incentives are a fantastic tool in the classroom or at home to reward the kids. It encourages them to keep working hard and to be responsible. It’s always fun to watch them shop in the Gospel Store and in my class, they love to keep up with how many Bible Bucks that they’ve saved.
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