Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The 10 Item Behavior Kit

So, I took a trip to town today.  The single goal was to buy all the items that I needed to create this awesome behavior kit.  That's right...tomorrow I shall be prepared.
  **See my last blog post on how I use this behavior kit!!**
So last week I asked a mom of a new student what kinds of things I could use for positive reinforcement.  Her response was simple.  "Candy." She said, "What three year old doesn't like candy?"  So, the behavior kit was born.  Here's what you will need to create your very own kit!
Supply list:
A bead sorter- I found mine in the sewing section (or a fishing tackle box will work)
Shiny, sparkly foam letter stickers
CANDY- lots of it...different textures and flavors...

I chose:
 1. Gummy Bears
 2. Sour Patch Watermelons
 3. M&M's
 4. Reese's pieces
 5. Smarties
 6. Skittles
 7. Starburst bites
 8. Hot tamales
 9. Jelly Bellies
10. Air Head Extreme Bites
Basically what you are looking for is small bite size pieces of candy for a quick reinforcement that doesn't take long to eat.

The reason you want them organized in a tool kit is because you want to be able to QUICKLY grab what you need and QUICKLY reinforce the behavior you are looking for.
Other items that I did not include, but that could be switched out with some of the above:
Sour Spray
Smelly chapstick (put a little on the back of their hand)
Smelly glitter spray
High Fives
Goldfish Crackers
Freeze dried fruit
Freeze dried vegetables
A quick look at a video on an Ipad or the computer
Anything that you can think of that is a small item that the student really likes.  Please note if your students have any allergies or medical conditions before you give them any type of reinforcer!  Now use your cute stickers to decorate the outside of your kit!  I hope that this helps you in your therapy adventures.

Take a look at my Behavior Intervention Strategies and Documentation on TeachersPayTeachers for more behavior management ideas!

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