Free Printable Behavior Charts

One of the most effective ways to correct bad behavior is by praising, encouraging, and rewarding good behavior. No one likes to be constantly corrected or told “no”. So by focusing instead on their positive behavior and your child’s effort to make a better choice, you can teach them in a positive way what behavior you want to see instead.

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If, for example, your child is choosing to hit, you can praise when they use kind hands instead. No matter what action you want to change. That’s where these free printable behavior charts come in handy! Pick a behavior you’d like to work on – and stick to just one. Name the positive behavior you’d like to see and write it in at the top of the chart. Each time you see your child following the good behavior, let them mark their chart, or initial it yourself, or let them pick a sticker to fill in the circle. Decide before you start a reward your child will earn when they complete the chart.

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Reward Ideas:

  • Stay up 15 minutes past bedtime
  • Small dollar store toy
  • Special play date with a friend
  • One-on-one time with mom or dad
  • Trip to the park
  • Small cash incentive (No more than $1-5 depending on the age of the child)

A reward doesn’t have to have money tied to it, and the reality is most children would prefer a special treat that involves time rather than money.

Free Printable Behavior Charts

Behavior Charts Printable

Click here to download the PDF Printable Behavior Charts

The link above will open up the PDF file and you can choose to save or print any of the 6 free behavior charts you would like. There are different designs to keep it exciting and interesting for your children.

printable chore chart

Also be sure to check out our printable chore chart for kids! It’s just as bright and colorful with a simple 5-chore format! It’s part of our printable series including budget sheets, household organization, and more!

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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Free Printable Behavior Charts — 20 Comments

  1. Love this idea! I needed these a couple years ago, my son is not impressed by anything now that he’s hit his teenage years, hah!

  2. Oh my gosh I totally love these! It’s so hard to be consistent with positive reinforcement, and this would be a great way to implement that! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Linking up with you at How We Roll Thursdays,

    Heather @ milkmomology

  3. These are wonderful charts both in what they are teaching the child using them and in their bright colors and cheerful design. It’s more likely children will want to use these charts as they’re visually catchy. This use of positive reinforcement is a carrot approach to behavior changes and it is an exceptionally affective tool. You’re completely correct in pointing out that the parent should only choose one behavior at a time to eliminate. Using a chart that is displayed in a prominent location in the home where the entire family is witness to the child’s ongoing progress is a family joint effort, while the child working on it has the support of his/ her entire family.

  4. These charts are cute and easy to implement. I am always looking for better ways to implement rewards and these are great.

  5. Such a cute and colorful idea! Thankfully we’re well past the stage of needing it, but I’m sure many will find great value in it!

  6. This is great – expecting our first little and one and really interested in trying to learn discipline and behavior encouragement tactics

  7. I love these! As a school social worker and a parent, I can think of a ton of ways to use these.

  8. I think that this is a very good way to encourage good behavior and have kids feel good about doing it. I like the Free printable chart. I am getting one for my sister!

  9. This is great. Kids love it when you acknowledge and point out how good their behavior is – it usually makes them want to do more it to get the recognition of the Reward. I’m sharing this with other family members who will love to use this as well.

  10. Thank you for sharing these – we’re always looking for good ideas to chart and reward good behavior!

  11. Thanks for this! Positive reinforcement is so much more effective than punishment. And especially, I love your how you specifiy to start with ONE behavior only. Great charts, THANKS! :)