Hello, new chore chart!
I cut a piece of cloth from a pillowcase, folded two placemats in half and sewed each to the cloth, creating 5 pockets in each.
Using a scrap of black vinyl, I made a center strip.
I used Mod Podge to attach the cloth to the back of a cork board, and the strip to the center.
Then I attached the brown ribbon all around the edges to finish it off.
I used scrapbook paper and stickers to make our labels. M&D = Mom and Dad, and the first initial for each kid. I used fat popsicle sticks to make our job labels.
The kids are really excited about completing their jobs. The jobs they have to do are on the top pockets, the jobs they complete, they put the popsicle stick into the bottom pocket. At the end of the day I trade each job completed for one "kid buck", 2 extra if they finish all the jobs assigned. If they work extra hard or do something wonderful I give extra kid bucks. Then they turn the kid bucks in for special things. 5 gets a 'treat', 15 gets 20 minutes of game time (my way out of the constant asking for games... they have to earn it! ) If they save up 100, I will give them $5 to spend or save as they wish. So far, this has been working great. And right now, game time and treats are more fun and exciting than real money! I'll probably keep readjusting things as necessary, but I'm so happy to finally have a workable chore chart that isn't just something I throw away every week. This way, the kids can have different jobs to do every day, it can change as needed.
They think that it is great that Mom and Dad have chores to do too... but it is important for them to see that everyone works hard in this family :)
(Sharing/linking here: Sumo's Sweet Stuff and here
So fun to see all the creations people make!)