Free Printable Screen Time & Reading Punch Cards for Kids

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Track your kids summer reading, screen time, and more with these free printable punch card templates!

two kids looking at their iPads

Need help limiting screen time for your kids this summer?

If too much screen time is an issue in your house like it is at mine, here’s a helpful tool to encourage some good habits like reading and helping around the house.

These free printable punch card templates for reading and screen time are perfect to use over the summer when too much time on devices can be even more of an issue since school is out.

free printable reading punch card – four examples

Encourage screen-free activities with our free printable punch card templates for kids!

I’ve created one free printable punch card template to encourage reading, and another to keep track of screen time. You can work with your child to set goals and parameters for each card.

There are tons of highly-rated kids’ books on Amazon that your kiddos would love, and lots of summer reading programs to earn free books, so why not encourage them to reach a new goal this summer?

hand holding reading punch card

For example, on the reading punch card, your child could earn one “punch” for every 30 minutes of reading they do. You may decide that a different amount of time would be more appropriate for your child, depending on their age, ability level, and individual goals.

When their punch card is full, they may then “redeem” it for the reward you agreed upon when you set their goal! The goal can be anything from going to the movies or making a yummy dessert. It’s a great way to encourage a great activity.

free printable reading punch card – screen time is marked by hour increments

Free Screen Time & Reading Printable Punch Card Templates for Kids




For the Reading Punch Card:

  • Print the punch card template on heavy card stock paper.
  • Set a goal for how much time you’d like your child to read.
  • Agree on a reward or incentive based on what your child would enjoy, like a fun experience or a new toy.
  • Use a hole punch to keep track of your child’s progress until they reach their goal.
  • Have them redeem their completed punch card for the agreed-upon reward.


For the Screen Time Punch Card:

  • Print the punch card template on heavy card stock paper.
  • Decide how much screen time each punch is worth.
  • Give the card to your child and let him/her know that it represents their allotted screen time for the next month or “x” number of weeks.
  • When your child completes chores, reads, or does something outstanding, highlight a circle on the card each time they EARN screen time.
  • Use a hole punch to put a hole in the card when your child wants to redeem a highlighted circle for screen time.
  • When your child is out of highlighted circles or their punch card is full, they’re out of screen time until they’re issued a new card.

two kids looking at their iPads

The screen time struggle is real!

While summer can come with more screen time than usual, hopefully, these free printable punch card templates can be a helpful tool for setting some limits and teaching your kids to budget their own time with a little reward as a token of responsibility. Happy reading!

Step away from the screens & have your kids try these fun printable activities instead!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 4

  1. onefruitloop

    Thank you for sharing, I love this idea. 📖 Our grandkids will enjoy this goal setter with a special reward after completion. 👍🏼 They have “limited” screen time already, maybe 30 a week, so I may change the screen time card to acts of kindness.
    Again, thank you to everyone at H2S, you all rock!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh glad you found this helpful! Thanks for the sweet comment!

  2. mamabear

    Thank you for this!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You are very welcome!

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