Here’s how summer punch cards for kids helped with summer sanity!
Many kids are out of school for the summer and the rest will be out in a few weeks. I’ve been trying to think of an easy and fun way to track summer reading and also struggling with some “sisterly fighting” and two kids that don’t want to help out around the house. I’ve been thinking with 75+ days all home together for the next few months I needed something to help keep the kids on track. We’ve done sticker charts and allowance so I wanted something new to catch the kids attention and keep them motivated. I am pretty motivated by punch cards – I earn free coffee and free ice cream at our town shops pretty quickly (maybe a little too motivated for those….).
So I decided to make punch cards for my kids this summer. The three things we are working on are reading books, helping me out around the house (mainly cleaning up after themselves) and being nice to each other. I polled some awesome moms in town for help with the themes and how many punches on the cards. Some people said their kids would be working on more specific things like trying new foods, so I also designed some punch cards that are generic “summer punch cards” with extra room to fill in what the card is specifically for.
In our house we are going to use them for some summer treats my kids always ask for: ice cream at the pool, staying late at the pool and I’m still deciding on a few other “prizes” for completing a full card. That’s why I also made some with 20 and some with 10 punches. You can decide how hard they have to work depending on the reward!
You can download and print the cards below (for free). I suggest printing them on card stock. Also, adjust the scale when you print them depending on how large you want the cards. 3 print to a sheet and at 100% are pretty large. Scale it down for smaller cards if you’d like! For older kids, you could even print them small enough to keep in their wallet. You can also print them large and instead of a punch card, use it as poster to hang and “check off”. Up to you! I hope you enjoy using them with your children this summer.
Click here to download generic summer punch cards. For these you ca fill in what the task is yourself!