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We’re making screen time a reward with this Summer Screen Time Checklist Printable. Download this free printable and limit your child’s screen time this summer.
Summer vacation is right around the corner and it time to limit screen time. But, instead of just saying no screen time, we’ve turned it into a reward. They can earn screen time every day after they do everything on this checklist. An easy way to get your child to do their chores, read for a little while and do something beside play video games and watch television all summer long.
Summer Screen Time Checklist Template
Connor and I had a long talk (okay, I mostly talked) about how he was not going to spend all summer watching television and playing video games. I don’t think he really thought I was serious until I presented him with this Summer Screen Time Checklist.
We actually started this towards the end of last summer and I was surprised to not hear a lot of complaining. He knew that he had to do his chores before any screen time because that’s the rule during the school year. But, I actually found him reading and playing with his brother every morning and we’ve already come up with a fun list of craft projects to work on together this summer.
There are many benefits to implementing a screen time checklist. Not only will it help limit the amount of time your child is watching television, playing video games, and on their electronics. It will also help them get into a routine of doing tasks and chores before spending time on their screens.
How to Print and Use These Free Printables
Step 1: Print
I also recommend using a professional printing service to get the best quality. I go to Office Depot or Staples a lot to print my printables. I’ve also used Shutterfly and Walgreens to print large printables. Most printables use a lot of ink so it may even save you money to get them professionally printed.
Step 2: Laminate
To keep these printables looking their best all year long, it’s best to laminate them. This is my favorite at-home laminator that I use all the time. You can also use clear sheet protectors to protect the checklists. Laminating them or using sheet protectors allows us to reuse the checklists day after day and week after week.
Step 3: Record Tasks and Times
Use dry erase markers to record information on the checklists and check tasks off as they are completed.
What’s Included With This Free Screen Time Checklist Printable?
This free screen time checklist printable includes four printables. One can be used for the summer and one can be used all year long. I’ve also included two versions of each printable – a color version and a black and white version. Print the color version on white cardstock and print the black and white version on colored cardstock.
I’ve made it so easy for you to download these awesome printables. Just add your name and email in the form below and this freebie will be delivered right to your inbox. Then, open your email and save the PDF file to your computer. It’s that easy! Once the PDF is saved to your computer, just print and your child is ready for their first day of school photo shoot.
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