For many years, we resisted giving our kids personal devices. We had several reasons for doing so.
First, we have four children, so buying four devices would be a bit of a financial strain.
Second, we didn’t want to encourage them to run off into their rooms and spend time away from the other members of the family.
Most of all, though, we were concerned about the effect extended screen time could have on our children who are living with ADHD.
So it took us a while to agree to personal electronic devices.
Once we did, though, we immediately saw the need to set and enforce screen time limits, which is where these cute printable screen time tickets come in!
If you’re looking for a simple way to regulate screen time with kids, these printable tickets can help!
Read on to get a set for free!
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How to Print Screen Time Tickets for Kids
To use these printable screen time tickets, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Laminator (optional)
After the time tickets are printed, you can cut them apart for use.
There are tickets for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.
If you’re planning to laminate them, regular printer paper should be fine.
But if you don’t want to laminate the tickets, you might prefer to print them on cardstock so they’ll hold up to frequent use.
How to Use Printable Screen Time Tickets with Kids
Now that you have your printable screen time tickets, what do you do with them?
Well, it’s really up to you.
You can let kids have a set amount each day (say, 30 minutes) and then use the longer ticket times to reward them.
You might hand out 45 or 60 minute tickets for finishing schoolwork, doing their chores, or even showing a respectful attitude.
Or you could print them and keep them handy to hand out each day – after the day’s chores and schoolwork are done.
If you want to use these in the classroom, print several sets and let students “earn” them for finishing work early or helping their fellow students.
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