Need to motivate your kids to help around the house and mind their “p’s and q’s?” This awesome chore system by Tonya at More than a Memory AK might just be the ticket for you and your family. Using magnetic “chore buttons” and cute metal boards, your kids can be active participants in picking out tasks to complete and keeping track of when they are done.
How it works: The chore system centers around one large magnetic chore board and individual, personalized magnetic boards for each child. Each chore is broken down and listed on a magnet. You can choose to have a monetary value attached to it or not. Once a child performs that chore, they move that magnet onto their personalized board to track progress. This gives kids a clear understanding of what needs to be done and recognizes when they have done it.
We use our chore chart for basic chores and also acknowledging good listening, showing kindness, saying please and thank you, and apologizing. I chose not to have a monetary value on our chore chart, which allows me to alter the price as they grow older. Currently, we are awarding a quarter for each chore/manner accomplished. The kids looks forward to earning their money (which we put in clear glass pickle jars so they can actually see it accumulate). For more inspiring ideas, check out Making Chores Fun.
WHY WE LOVE IT
What better way to spice up chores than to let your kids pick them out themselves? Giving them the power to choose and track their progress is a huge confidence booster and relieves your role as the delegator. Isn’t it time you had a break from that role? Tanya, the creator of the Custom Chore System is a mom of four and searched for years for a chore chart that fit her family. She eventually gave up and decided to make one herself. This chore system looks great, stands the test of time, works fantastic and grows with her kids.
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