The Dinner Winner will be awarded the trophy and get to take it to bed with them that night (Little kids definitely love that aspect). While that is a reward, we have found associated Dinner Winner with another prize/reward is important, especially for the older kids.
Our oldest daughter Blaire (9) doesn’t have the same level of excitement taking the trophy to bed. So, for her, she prefers the reward aspect. We leave our reward options pretty open and let them choose, (See list of examples below). Make sure to choose rewards that fits your family and your children!
- First choice of desert.
- Extra desert.
- Pick the movie/ tv show/ game etc.
- Extra 10 minutes of screen time.
- 15-30 minute later bed time.
- Fall asleep in Mom and Dad's room.