Most of us have used a star chart to motivate our kids at one time or another to accomplish a task whether it’s potty training or staying in bed all night as little ones or helping with chores around the house when they are older. It’s a proven method to motivate them and a visual representation of their progress.
So…. At this mornings game we had 5 stars in the stands for parent or sibling volunteers to hold up after EVERY shift.
Each shift could earn a max of 5 stars per shift for never giving up, working hard and giving it their all.
The plan was that they would never receive fewer than 3 stars (we don’t want to demotivate them) but they actually never received fewer than 4! We had a great game and they all worked hard!
After a shift is over and the kids go off the floor, the parents collectively decided how many stars 3,4 or 5 would be given for effort and hold them up for the kids to see with a BIG CHEER!!!
I marked down the stars given after every shift and tallied them up at the end of every period to share with the team. The goal was 75 stars for the game total!
They earned 89 🌟s for their first game!!!