Free Potty Training Chart Templates
Download free, attractive, and printable potty training charts for boys and girls in Word or PDF
Little kids can be a handful, and especially when it is time for potty training. It can be difficult to determine when they are ready; and just as difficult to get them to cooperate and be still enough to get trained.
A potty training chart is a wonderful tool to assist you with potty training you little one. Read our tips for starting an incentive program for potty training or scroll down to see 39 editable printable reward charts for boys and girls.
Using Rewards for potty training
Positive reinforcement is simple in nature, easily enforced, and relatively effective in its own right. However, it should be noted that the concept of delayed gratification is not understood by children younger than the age of four, and even the children who understand it struggle to put it into practice – the famous marshmallow test put that question to rest.
It’s important to sit down and have a discussion with your little one to help them understand the end goal of potty training, the steps it will take to get there, and why it will be worth it. The purpose of using a chart to keep track of the training is, for the most part, to provide a visual stimulus and reminder for your child of their end goal.
If you’ve decided to have your child earn a reward for learning potty training, these charts can help visually reinforce your words, actions and lessons and serve as a reminder for the delayed gratification that your little one is working towards. You may consider putting up a picture of the reward alongside of the chart as it fills to help your child on their journey to “big-kid” status.
Tips for using potty charts
Be sure to draw upon your toddlers’ natural interest in life, be it cars, trucks, dinosaurs, dolls, butterflies, fish, superheroes, art, or even Angry Birds and help them choose a chart that will keep them focused and motivated. What makes them tick? How can you use their unique skills, talents, interests, and desires to help make the potty training simple?
To begin, use a chart with 5 boxes across in each row. This number can be easily reached within a day and is not so high that it will discourage a child. Once you have used the five-box chart for a few days and this has become successful, you could make the amount of boxes needed for a reward higher. Continue using the chart as long as the toddler is in need of extra motivation. Eventually you will be able to phase the chart out.
Keep their eyes on the prize
Once the chart is printed out, place it in the bathroom. Make sure to keep it within hand and eye reach of the child so that it is easy to view and complete after a potty training session. Keep the reward within sight of the child but not within reach, as you want the child to remember what he or she is working for.
To keep the child involved, you should let them mark the chart when progress is made. Marking can be done with crayons, markers, stamps or stickers. Stickers or stamps are often good choices because they are not messy and do not require fine motor skills.
Keep it interesting
Changing the chart on a weekly basis can help keep your child excited – especially if you hang their completed charts somewhere prominently visible in your house.
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You can use our charts as inspiration to design your own chart – or maybe have your son select elements of these charts that he likes and then combine them into a single chart that is essentially their own. Our charts are free to download and use. You can download editable Word files (click each preview to get to download page), or you can download them all (PDF and JPG only) at once.
For kiddos who view Superman as the ultimate hero, this 28-day chart can make them the hero.
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Favourite character of so many baby girls, Hello Kitty, comes to help you with potty training. Mark your progres ...
Very soft and feminine potty training chart for your baby girl with different princess characters and flowers to ...
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This Cars template should, with Lightning McQueen’s stellar grin on the bottom, provide great motivation and e ...
This six-week chart is a great way to begin your child’s potty-training journey – especially if they’re fa ...
This comprehensive, weeklong chart is a great place to start any young fan of Batman on their potty training jou
This very simple, long-term chart will help you track your child’s successes and failures.
This chart illustrates a four-step process to “going potty” and then gives your child 19 slots to fill in fo ...
This thirteen-day chart, specific to logging the days your child manages to finish with a dry diaper, is an easy ...
he lack of apparent structure can help your little ones think outside of the box as they fill in the fourteen da ...
This flexible chart with 5 rows of 5 boxes has the potential to be whatever you need it to be - emphasize each s ...
The puzzle pieces representing the days can help you explain to your child how they’re building themselves int ...
This month-long, pirate-inspired chart is sure to inspire your little ones to a successful venture onto the open ...
Use this simple template to teach your child the concept of earning rewards as they go through their potty train
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Potty training chart for your baby boy with toy cars. Write down your own targets, and mark progress by placing ...
This weeklong, super-comprehensive chart is a great way to break down the potty training process into manageable ...
This dinosaur-themed chart will log seventeen days of your toddler’s successful potty training.
This chart, specific to tracking the number of days your child goes without pooping in their diaper, is a simple ...
This ten-day chart designed for girls is a great place to start logging your toddler’s training successes.
This six-day chart is designed to be like a staircase to reward – for every day of successful potty training, ...
This comprehensive, weeklong chart is a perfect place to start any tyke who loves Spiderman on their potty train ...
For little ones who want to grow up to be “like Spidey,” this potty training chart can log three weeks of th ...
This racetrack chart is the perfect way to log in your toddler’s success in their training – especially if t ...
Pink girly chart with butterflies, dolls, hearts, and flowers. Use stickers to mark potty progress.
Vibrantly colorful chart to start your daughter on her potty training with two weeks of logging space.
This week-long chart has an emphasis towards toddlers who are earning a reward through their successful potty tr
This chart uses the concept of stairs (ladders) to illustrate the vertical progress that your child will be maki ...
This chart does not have a schedule written out – neither daily nor weekly nor even monthly – so you can cho ...
For fans of Spongebob Squarepants, this eight-week chart can be a great way to log the days of success during th ...
Some kids may find the black, empty eyes and bared teeth of these monsters as terrifying rather than exciting, s ...
With an emphasis on the daily routine, this chart can fill in quickly – a great inspiration for your little on
This cute, simple chart will give you forty days of logging in the successes of your little one.
This simple chart focuses on the essence of potty training – did your child pee or poo without mishap?
This comprehensive chart logs five day’s worth of training on its pink, heart-laden surface.
This eleven-day chart is aimed at toddlers who are going to earn a reward for the successful completion of their ...