Thursday, June 16, 2011

Genious {Not me, I sure stole the idea}

A friend of mine posted on FB how her kids were loving a new method of doing chores. So of course I had to ask......

It's basically a bowl or jar with folded up chores that they pick randomly. So far.....it has been 95% awesome. We are working out the kinks as we go! It has chores like sweep the floor, wipe down the table, pick a window and wash it, put laundry away, mop, and some special ones to like wrestle dad, 5 minute break, sing a song....etc... They get a star bursts for each chore they do. (not for the fun or silly ones though) I put some harder ones in there today. Taylor had to sweep and mop, and Nat had to clorox wipe each toilet. For those I made them worth 2 starburst!

Graden's slips are green and at his level. I am lucky to get him to do anything. So he has to vacuum, put toys away, etc... He does not like starbursts either so he get's another treat!

The road bumps we have hit are if one get's done faster than another they get more slips, therefore more starbursts. DRAMA. So tomorrow I am going to give the girls their own color. I hope that helps. Nat also got the two fun ones today as well, and that did not go over well! :(




So far our summer has been pretty darn clean! And I like it!

7 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Cherie said...

Hey I think that is an awesome idea!! I think anyway you can get kids to work is good!
I think I tried a new approach every summer when all my kids were little.
It teaches them sooo much to be able to help around the house, learn to clean correctly and to pull their own weight - You are a great mom!!

Angie said...

Wahoo! I've been slacking...and I'm paying for it now! :)

Tonya said...

Sweet! That is a good idea! and... when did you get that sweet sectional in your family room? I guess it has been way too long since I have been to your house!! :)

Collett Family said...

I love it! Great idea. I am all ears when it comes to ideas on how to get kids to help. It is nice to have some (slightly older) and wiser friends show me the way.

Kirsten said...

Oh man, you should've told me we were eating your "chore candy"!! I would've made Braeden do something for you.... while I played Wii with ya :) LOL

Leah said...

Good job Alli! I really need to think of something that will work with my kids. I want to teach them some responsibility and it would sure be nice to get some help around here. I suppose it's gonna be a little trial and error process. I'm glad you have found something that works!!

Synergy Girl said...

So what I like to do is have them "draw" their "fun ones" as prizes...that way, they never know what their gonna get...starburst are only cool for so long...ya know?? They are motivated by the "what will I get"...works like a charm...

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