Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day # 17: Positive Reinforcement

Good morning all! Today I would love to share with you a project that was featured as a guest post on my friend Sarah's blog, Pampered Daughter Thrifty Wife.

Like many parents, my husband, Tyler, and I struggle to figure out what is the best way to raise our daughter, Riley, who has just turned 6 and started a brand new school this year.

As I was perusing Pinterest, as I so often do, I saw this amazing idea! I thought it was so great! I went and got the supplies you see pictured above, but I didn't buy anything. I found the bowl in storage from our wedding last year (it was part of our "Candy Bar"), and used Riley's paints :) 

The bowl needed a lot of cleaning, as you can see! I used my Shaklee Basic H2, all purpose cleaner, to clean it, and it only took about 30 seconds! :)

Then I painted the bowl to say "Caught Riley Being Good". She is so excited about this project! We have her every Thursday and every other weekend, and I told her about it two Thursdays ago and said it would be ready when she came back. The first thing she asked when we got home this week was, "Where is that bowl we put stuff in when I'm good?" LOL.

On Saturday, we went to the beach for a friend's Birthday Bash and took advantage of the opportunity to collect rocks and shells, which she later painted, to fill Riley's bowl. Another idea that I thought was great, instead of buying rocks, marbles or anything else to fill the bowl.

On Sunday, after Church and breakfast, Riley spent some time painting a couple of the rocks and shells. This part of the project is not done, but we have time before she fills her bowl.

And this is how the bowl currently sits, with 3 rocks/shells, because she has done her homework and reading like a champ! I am thinking, though, that her bowl will start filling up quickly if we add one just for doing homework! However, it will encourage her to do the work and read for extra time which is, in the end, our main goal!

I really hope you all enjoyed seeing how we made this project, and I hope you come visit me for updates on how fast we are filling the bowl!


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1 comment:

  1. I love the idea, you guys are terrific! Positive reinforcement is the beat thing in the world! Great job! Xoxoxo