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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”.

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

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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!


Thursday 30th of July 2015

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!


Thursday 30th of July 2015

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

Thursday 30th of July 2015

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.

Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

Tuesday 28th of July 2015

Oooh I like these, they are very fun. Thanks for posting. Hello from Motivation Monday.

Carlee C

Monday 27th of July 2015

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

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