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Kids Reward System: How to Encourage Cooperation in Classrooms

4. Benefits of kids reward systems

Using a kids reward system can lead to calmer, less-chaotic classrooms. Then students will absorb more of your message and view Sunday school in a positive light. Reward systems are especially useful for tasks such as Bible memorization, as you encourage kids to learn weekly verses.

Proponents of rewards note that they’re built into everyday life, even for adults. A reward system can even encourage kids to try new things.

5. Drawbacks of a reward system for Sunday school

Opponents of reward systems say they usually don’t lead to genuine heart change. Plus, they can be time-consuming and distracting, especially for busy teachers. Children are motivated in different ways, so one type of reward system might not fit all. Finally, some people say using a reward system in Sunday school is manipulative and sends wrong messages about God and faith.

What tips can you share about using a kids reward system?