Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trying something new..

We are constantly trying to find something that works for our family in regards to chores. I am a firm believer that there are things that each child should do just because they are a member of the household. I also think that they should learn early to work and save if there is something they want (I could probably do better with this too) I think I have found the solution! I found a great idea while browsing through pinterest, you can read the details here .
Here is how it is going to work for us:
The kids each have these set things that they must do each day:
  1. Make bed
  2. Pick up room
  3. Morning routine (dressed, hair, teeth, etc.)
  4. School
  5. Daily Chores
  • They each randomly choose two which are theirs for the week. Ours include various pet chores, dishes and trash.

As long as each of these things are done they have the option of choosing from the chore jar. They can randomly choose up to three sticks per day and they earn 25 cents for each one they complete. The completed ones are held out until the following week to prevent the same chore being done every day :) The three that are bundled with the ribbons are worth a dollar and bundled such as downstairs bathroom completely cleaned. Each stick has very specific job on it such as clean the toilet but all jobs in the bundle must be completed together.

This teaches the kids that they have the responsiblity to do things just because they are a member of the family and also puts the responsibility of working for things they want on them. If we are at Target at there is a fabulous somethingorother that they want...they have the OPTION of saving the money for it!

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