Marble game for Establishing Routines for Kids

Have you ever wondered how to stop repeating yourself and nagging your children? Get them to practice routines! When something is done every day it becomes automatic! This is what my marble game looks like, but you can tailor it for your family! Start with a family discussion, and make it fun!  It is easy to forget to say “good job” or “thank you” to our children.  This helps!

Routines: WAKE UP-1 marble -make bed -have breakfast -get dressed -brush teeth/hair

LUNCH-1 marble -try one bite of everything on your plate -say “may I be excused” and “thank you for lunch” -put plate on counter

AFTER SCHOOL-1 marble -put coat and shoes away -empty backpack -empty lunch kit -eat snack

DINNER-1 marble -try one bite of everything on your plate -say “may I be excused” and “thank you for dinner” -put plate on the counter

BED TIME-1 marble -snack -bath -pajamas -brush teeth -read

Extra marbles awarded for kind acts or practicing piano, dance, reading a book.

*try not to reward activities that they already enjoy doing

TAKE AWAY 1 marble: Saying bad words like: poop, fart, bum Doing things like: kicking, hitting, complaining about dinner, not saying excuse me when you burp, sticking out tongue

EARN WITH MARBLES: -ipad 10 minutes 2 marbles -playdate 5 marbles -birthday party 10 marbles

“It’s pretty fun playing the marble game!  It is a good way for me to keep track of my bad talk!” -Emma, 5 yrs old


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