Here’s the story of how one little toddler forced her mom to create the cutest behavior reward chart ever! Free printable reward chart at the end of the story.
Once upon a time, there was a “threenager” who is no longer three, so is she a”fournager”?! She’s a ballerina princess, who switches between a tiara/fancy dress to ballet ensemble multiple times throughout the day. We’ll call her O!
O is a sweet girl! She likes to play dress-up and Barbies, and of course, she loves to dance. Her favorite ballet song to dance to is the “Sugar Plum Fairy,” and she will dance and plié with a happy smile on her face!
BUT, on one particular day, O woke up and spoke her usual phrase, “Mommy, I’m Waking Up!” in the sweetest sing-song voice you’ve ever heard. Except Mommy could not come to get her that day, because she was feeding the little sister, baby A. So, to the rescue came Daddy. But Ballerina Princess O did not want Daddy, she wanted MOMMY!! And here’s where the day begins.
Ballerina Princess O threw the most royal fit that any ballerina princess would throw if they were not getting their way. She tried all her tactics, but the king and the queen (mommy and daddy) were steadfast and did not give in. O realized that she was losing precious jewels (iPad time, toys, etc), so she apologized and went on with her day.
After breakfast, the princess went about her duties playing and having fun. The queen took the children on some errands, served a wonderful lunch, and played and laughed with her children. She eventually decided it was time for the daily nap. BIG mistake!
The princess did not want her beauty rest. She forgot that all ballerina princesses must rest for a bit (they do not have to sleep). She threw ANOTHER royal fit. Eventually, she exhausted herself into a slumber, but woke up on the wrong side of the castle bed.
These royal fits were starting to wear on the queen’s patience, so like any other queen would do, she put both princesses to bed at the end of the day. She drank a large glass of noble wine and created a new behavior chart for the ballerina princess!
THE END? Probably not – there will be more royal fits, but hopefully we can try something new to help the sweet little ballerina princess find happiness again!
Here it is – the Ballerina Behavior Chart! The goal is to catch the ballerina princess having positive behaviors and give her a pair of ballet slippers each time (11 times per chart). The final piece will be the little ballerina girl, which will show the final chart complete! We will offer small rewards for completing the chart.
My goal is to fill the chart every two days in the beginning, which means catching 12 positive behaviors in two days. Eventually, it may become more of a weekly chart, we shall see.
- Click either image above to download.
- Print both pages.
- Cut out the 12 circle pieces.
- Laminate the chart and the 12 pieces (optional).
- Add velcro to the back of the laminated circle pieces and the chart (also optional).
- Explain the chart to your child – give examples of how they can earn a pair of ballet slippers, and discuss what the reward choices might be (different for every family).
- Start using!!
Ballerina clipart found at sweetclipart.com.
Are your princesses having royal fits? I’d love to hear from you if you try this! Also, comment below if you can relate to my silly, but true story. Also, if there’s enough interest, I can make one for the little sweet princes out there, just comment below.