Sticker & Star Charts Introduction
Sticker and star charts have been the mainstay of behavior charts for decades. But times have changed. Thirty years ago, you could give a child a single shiny star and they were thrilled. Gold, red, blue — they wanted to collect one of each, and the single star was a reward in itself. Then stickers with images on them became available for parents and teachers to buy. Soon, stickers were a hot item with children. In no time, companies were marketing stickers to children. So now, colorful stickers (and stars!) are part of a successful behavior chart approach.
Selecting a Sticker or Star Chart
Our dot-to-dot behavior charts (also known as step-by-step behavior charts) are ideal for using large, color stickers. You can have a lot of fun with dazzling stars or decorative stickers. Weekly charts tend to have confined spaces but they still allow for a variety of stickers that should keep your child’s interest. While the stickers or stars make the process enjoyable for parents and kids, remember that the main focus when selecting a chart should be about the behavior(s) you want to achieve.
Using Our Printable Sticker & Star Charts
When using stars or designed stickers, you can decide whether it is best for you to place them on a chart or whether you want to let the child do so. The size and type of sticker or star can make a difference for young kids, so take a little extra time to find visually appealing items. (Enjoy the stickers you might not have been able to have as a child!) One option when using stickers and stars is to laminate a chart for repeat use.
Keep it Interesting
We suggest changing the chart on a weekly basis to help keep your child excited. This works especially well if you hang their completed charts somewhere prominent and visible in your house. We also suggest changing the stickers or using different colored crayons and markers periodically.
Enjoy and Have Fun!
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Be sure to check out all of the other free charts and printables we offer on our site by navigating our menu. We also suggest for you to follow our Pinterest page for more helpful goodies! We regularly post behavior charts and other useful behavioral tools to our followers.
If you have any ideas on new charts that you would like to see us offer, then please send us a note. We would love to hear from you!