Saturday, April 12, 2008

chore chart

I got the basic idea for this chore chart off my mommy message boards and tweeked it a little to fit for us. And instead of each kid having their own, all 3 kid's are sharing one.
Here is a close-up of the things we expect the kid's to do everyday. The other side of the circle says Done!
Here is the list of extra chores they can perform to earn money. Most are set at 50 cents, but there are a couple that are $1.
Here are the 10 cent clean up's. If the kid's are playing with something and put it away before moving onto the next thing, they can earn 10 cents. Hopefully this will eliminate leaving one mess to create another.
Game coins are $1.00 for 30 minutes. So in order to get computer or Wii time, they have to pay $1...and to earn that $1 they have to do chores. So it's win win (to me anyways)....I get help around the house and the can earn their game time. And I have a digital counter to make sure they get only 30 minutes at a time.
This is the section where they move the chore tabs to once they have completed them. This way I know who did what and how much to pay. There are also smiley faces here. At least they start off that way. If they get out of line, the face turns over into a frown and they get time-out. Three frowns means you don't get game coins that day, even if you have the money to buy them.
I am going to be making the kid's "time cards" to keep track of their earnings daily (since the chores get reset every day). That way on Sunday I know exactly how much we owe them and what they spent on game coins during the week.


Dawn Endres said...

I LOVE this idea! Very cool! I think something like this will be just the trick to get them to do something. Thanks!

Misguided Mommy said...

okay i dont quite understand that last chores done part. i thought they just flipped it over when it was done, what do they move there? the extra chores? how old are your kids? i have a 4 year old and he is only allowed computer time on the weekends so i can't think of something to do on the weekdays that he could earn or lose, do you have any ideas? I can't wait to make this I just need ways to make it work for a 4 year old

Misguided Mommy said...

okay and how much do they get for completing their basic brushing teeth etc? is that a set amount per day?

Cortni said...

We actually don't use this system anymore. My kids are 13, 9 and 6 and they are allowed computer time every day but the younger ones get bored and get off in less than 30 minutes and my 13 year old gets 1 hour.

Brushing teeth and basic stuff earns no money as those are things you should do every day regardless.

As far as your 4 year old earning something on the weekdays, what about keeping a treasure chest of craft activities or small books, coloring books, toy cars, etc. as a prize for completing a chore. You don't have to give it to him, maybe just let him have playtime with it that day.

Yes, they did just flip it over and the backside of the tab said Done! on it. I hope that answers your questions. If not, let me know and I will help however I can.

Now the kids don't have a chore chart but they have set chores to do and they can each earn $1 a day. My 13 year old has to take out trash and clean up the yard, my 9 year old washes dishes everyday, and my 6 year old is to gather laundry or take toys from the living room to the bedroom. They are all expected to clean up after themselves but still, random toys and things get left places, so Sara is to find their spot.

Oh, and weekends don't count towards allowance...everyone pitched in together to clean up. So each of them has the potential to earn $5 a week.

Barry Ibrahim said...

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