Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chore Jar *How To

A few months ago, I wanted to introduce a chore system to my two older kids that would 1. motivate them to work and 2. was easy for them to understand. I looked on Pinterest and on other websites for inspiration and decided on coming up with something on my own. It is simple, my kids can understand how it works, and was super easy to make.
The Chore Jar is placed just outside their bedroom's so that every morning they are reminded to do their part in keeping a clean and tidy home. There are two colors on the clothespins, green for my son and pink for my daughter; that way they know who is doing what chore. Of course there are incentives, like money, for which they are working, but it also teaches them to pay attention and to help out. So far, my four year old is loving collecting his allowance at the end of the week, and is always asking if there is anything else he can do to help. My eight year old, not so much...but we are getting there.

I'd love to hear what types of chore systems you have in place and if they work...because if for some reason this system fails, I'll be on the hunt again for something else.

7 comments:

  1. I am so doing this right away with my kids. I would love for you to share this at our WIW Linky Party. I hope you can join us today. We would love to have you.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fabulous idea! My chore chart is a large desk calendar hung at the end of the hallway near their bedrooms with their chores written down daily for each of my daughters. However, they are teenagers so this something they are capable of reading although it seems they never do! I'm going to try this idea out on them even if they are a bit old for it. I'm willing to try anything at this point!

    Thank you for sharing this post on the SHINE Blog Hop

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    Lysa
    Welcome to My Circus
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  3. What a fabulous idea! My chore chart is a large desk calendar hung at the end of the hallway near their bedrooms with their chores written down daily for each of my daughters. However, they are teenagers so this something they are capable of reading although it seems they never do! I'm going to try this idea out on them even if they are a bit old for it. I'm willing to try anything at this point!

    Thank you for sharing this post on the SHINE Blog Hop

    xx
    Lysa
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-host #SHINEbloghop 2/5

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  4. This is a great idea :-) funnily my two are the opposite. My 6 nearly 7 yr old daughter loves getting paid but my 4 year old is totally uninterested!! Thanks for linking. #weloveweekends

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  5. Thank you for linking up on We Love Weekends last week - your post is featured on this week's We Love Weekends via Witty Hoots. Hope to see you linking up again soon!

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  6. Cute idea! I'll have to make one for my daughter!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #mommymeetupmondays!

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  7. Ashleigh, your idea for using clothespins in your To Do Chore Jar is simply ingenious!
    Congrats - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party #196 at Create With Joy! :-)

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