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Motivational features

Find out more about the features and challenges designed to keep your child Doodling and learning

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Written by Jo Kiddell
Updated over a week ago

All four of our work programmes contain lots of fantastic motivational features designed to encourage 10 minutes of Doodling a day. Below are some highlights of the key ways we keep learning fresh and engaging.

Earning a streak

In tune with our ‘little and often’ philosophy, children can earn a streak by completing one or more exercises a day for consecutive days. Earning a streak is a fantastic way for children to see their hard work and determination pay off. In fact, lots of Doodlers like to challenge themselves to see the highest streak they can earn!

To help you get started, why not print off our 30 Day Challenge sheet and work towards achieving a 30-day streak? You can fill in your progress each day and reward your Doodler at the end of the Challenge with one of our free certificates.

Although earning a super-high streak is very rewarding, we recommend that children take regular breaks in achieving their streaks. For example, they could earn a 30-day streak and have a few day’s rest before working towards another month’s streak.

Collecting stars

Children earn stars for answering questions correctly or playing educational games.

In DoodleMaths, they can use these stars to build their very own robot and purchase stylish accessories for it. There are even seasonal exclusives to keep an eye out for, including interactive fireworks and a Santa hat!

Meanwhile, in DoodleEnglish, Doodlers can fly around the world and unlock exclusive accessories from their travels, and in DoodleTables, they can purchase coloured belts to customise their panda.

Additionally, in DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish children can use their hard earned stars to buy different songs for their jukebox 🎶 In DoodleEnglish these songs are linked to the country they visited.

Perhaps most excitingly of all, children can purchase potions in DoodleSpell which they can mix together to create a whole host of magical creations. Psst… Rumour has it you can even create a dragon!


Designed to celebrate each child's hard work and determination, rewards will help to inspire them in their learning, encouraging them to use Doodle for a few minutes each day.

You can create rewards to celebrate your child or pupils’ achievements in Doodle. These can be anything of your choosing, from a trip to the cinema to a walk in the park!

You can choose how many stars you’d like each reward to be worth, making them a great way to promote positive learning behaviours and help each child progress in their learning. And best of all, you can create them in just a few clicks. Find out more here.

Educational games

As a core part of our motivational features, there are lots of fun educational games in our apps which are designed to develop a variety of key skills.

In DoodleMaths, children can have fun playing the (very messy!) Bakery Blast or challenge themselves in Monkey Mania.

Meanwhile, in the 60 Second Challenge in DoodleTables, children build their understanding of times tables and develop their instant recall by answering questions correctly as quickly as they can.


Doodle’s badges have bright, colourful designs and are automatically awarded for achieving key goals, such as earning a spectacular streak or a new high score in a game. Along with stars and streaks, badges reward children for their effort and determination. This helps to boost each child’s confidence and ensures that all learners can achieve them, regardless of their ability.

Badges are designed to be earned at regular intervals, encouraging children to use Doodle ‘little and often’ as they work towards achievable goals.

Children will gradually unlock new badges as they progress, giving them fresh goals to work towards. With over 100 badges to collect, there’s always something new for them to discover, helping to keep them motivated and engaged throughout their learning journey.

Learners can view all of the badges they’ve earned and their progress towards new ones at any time, letting them see just how far they’ve come and encouraging them to feel proud of their own achievements.

Seasonal activities

The changing seasons bring even more fun to our apps, providing a fantastic reason to log back in regularly to see what’s new.

We’re always developing our seasonal offerings, so be sure to check back regularly!

Holiday Challenges

As well as all of the motivational features in our apps, we also run regular challenges, including our famous #DoodleMathsChallenge, to encourage daily Doodling throughout the holidays and prevent learning loss.

Regular Challenges include our egg-xciting Spring Challenge and sizzling Summer Challenge. As we introduce new ones all the times, it’s worth checking back often to see what’s new!

Here at Doodle, we’re always developing new motivational features and interesting, innovative ways to keep Doodling engaging and rewarding. Be sure to log in to our apps regularly to discover what’s new!

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