Star charts to encourage kids to eat
We were having great difficulty getting Philippa and Natalie to eat their tea. But they are very motivated by being awarded stars, so we created the star chart below. It's a bit like an advent calendar. You can download it as a pdf (600K) then print it out, cut round 3 sides of the coloured boxes to make little doors, and stick the 2nd page on the back so stars show behind the doors.
Every time an item of food is eaten successfully, a flap is opened revealing a star. The flaps, in order, are for Main course meat, veg1, veg2, drinking drink, eating pudding, feeding self and staying at the table.
If all the stars are revealed then there's a treat after tea - we used "extra playtime before bath".
If you use this successfully please let us know - it'd be interesting!