Turtle Tickets- Motivation

Years ago when my oldest son went to public school, his teacher used “turtle tickets” as rewards for good behavior or answering questions and then every so often the kids could take their tickets and buy things from the turtle ticket store. My son liked that so much he suggested we do the same thing in our homeschool when he was back to homeschooling.

It worked pretty well to keep the kids motivated. But over time we stopped doing it probably between one of the moves or something. Anyway, my youngest has needed some extra motivation, so I resurrected the turtle tickets idea. It has been working great! It is amazing how quickly he can go from being upset that he has to do something, to super excited and happy about earning a turtle ticket from doing the exact same thing!

Then I have a bunch of Dollar Store items they can choose from- about 20 -30 turtle tickets = $1.

So here for your use are the turtle tickets I made, there are 2 pages of each- 1 point, 2 points and 5 points. I just printed them off on cardstock and then cut them out. Enjoy!


Amber is the mother of 8 kids ages 19 - 6 including 6 boys in a row and a set of twins. She has a lot of experience with homeschooling, parenting, getting kids to do their chores, cleaning and keeping it all organized. She currently lives in France with the 6 boys- the oldest is on a mission for their church in Tahiti, and the next daughter is headed to college in January!