Chore Chart with Rewards
How to Make Sure That Your Kids Do Their Chores
We have 3 kids ages 14, 7 and 4. We got tired of constantly reminding them to do their chores. Also, since their chores were not written down, they had to ask me everyday what their chore(s) were for the day. So we decided to create a chore chart to help them remember. Everyday before they play, turn on television or anything else they have to complete all of their school work and their chores. The kids now go over and read what chores they have for each day. We do not do chores on Sunday. That is God’s day and our family rest day. This has really helped relieve the stress on me and my husband to remind them to do their chores.
My kids love to go to Dunkin Donuts and so do I. I go to Dunkin Donuts about 2-3 times a week for a coffee. Every time that I go to get a coffee, the kids always ask me if they can get something. I usually say “no”, but every once in awhile I buy them something. Since I budget only so much money each month for my coffee escapes, I do not like to spend it on items for my kids. So my husband and I decided that the children can earn $1 a day, if they complete their chores, in the proper way and without being reminded. They are allowed to receive this money in cash or we put it on their Dunkin Donuts card. We went to Dunkin Donuts after the first week of chores and everyone got to pick out a different card. The two younger children were allowed to put $6 dollars each on their cards. My older child only earned $5 dollars. The Dunkin Donuts attendant asked me why I was putting less money on her card then the two younger kids. I said that she had forgotten to do her chores, one day last week. The attendant smiled and said “I bet that you will not forget to do your chores again.” And she hasn’t forgotten to do her chores since that day. I also opened a Dunkin Donuts account (www.dunkindonuts.com). With this account I was able to upload the Dunkin Donuts app on my phone. This app gives me coupons and bonus points for each purchase, which allows me to earn free drinks. The app also allows me to put the two younger kids’ cards on there, so that I know what their balance is at all times. My oldest child is responsible for keeping track of her card, and know how much money is still on the card. This is another small success in our house. Yeah for us!!!