Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Chore Chart and Reward Coupons


One way that we try to promote responsibility and to get our children involved in helping around the house is to have a hanging chore chart. We also like to have a reward system in place. My children are young so they do chores that they are capable of doing on their own. For example, they may be asked to set the table, clean their room, or make their bed. I try not to put too much pressure on them to finish their chores because I want them to learn to be responsible. Instead I try using positive reinforcement with praise and a reward system.




I purchased this wooden, magnetic chore chart from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and I have truly been happy with it. It has a variety of magnetic rectangles with a certain chore written and pictured on it. In addition to the chores there are magnets to help improve behaviors like "Say Please and Thank You." The chart also includes circle smiley faces with words of encouragement like “You did it!” There are two blank ones that you can write on, too. I am thinking about making some of my own chore magnets to add to the collection.





 The actual chart was probably meant for one child, but it has enough space and chore magnets to work for all three of my children. Right now the older children have 3 chores and my youngest has just one. You can assign fewer or more chores for your children. We change out the chores each week. I usually let them choose at least one that they want to do for that week. Once they complete a chore they can add a smiley magnet for that day.

We do have busy days when a couple or all the chores are left undone. Again, I don’t stress over it. Sometimes they initiate extra chores to “make-up” missed ones all by themselves. We also take Sundays off from chores.

Often my son will help my husband with outdoor chores or he will go the extra mile in cleaning. When he does this my husband or I will let him knock off a chore for the following day to show our appreciation.




I made these reward coupons that the children can work towards earning at the end of the week. Printable reward coupons will be below...Just download and print!

Kid's Reward Coupons Printable (Page 1)
Kid's Reward Coupons Printable (Page 2)

 Reward coupons, allowances, special treats, or doing something fun on the weekend are different ways that we reward the children and encourage them to do their weekly chores. How do you encourage your own children to complete their chores?



19 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the Hop at HappyandBlessedHome. This is a great idea. We've been experimenting with a chore chart but are still working on one that works for us. I'll give your's a try! Thanks.

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    1. We started in March and the kids are quite accustomed to it. Hopefully, it works for your family as well!

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  2. Hi, really cute idea. Have to see about getting that from Bath, Bed, and Beyond. Love your printables too.

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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    1. Thank you..and yes, check it out! :)

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  3. my daughter uses a system like this seems to work rather well
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for dropping by. .I am off to check out yours, too!

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  5. What a great idea. I like having a reward system for kids doing chores ~ cuz I like rewards when I do mine {even if it's just time to sit and read with a cup of tea}. Would you be willing to share this post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and I think our readers would, too. Thanks. Have a fabulous week. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-10/

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    www.abrightandbeautifullife.com

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  6. I am the same way..I like to snuggle up with a book and read after the kids are all tucked in! Thank you for the invitation to your link party. I would love to share!

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  7. this is wonderful Janell!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays, thank you so much for linking up!

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    1. Thank you for visting and thanks for the feature!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this. Really a nice thing for the children, I will have to share with my daughter who has 5 children!

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  10. Michaels has them and you can use your 40% off coupon. That's how I was able to get 3 for my 3 kids.

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  12. Hi. I really like your idea especially the reward coupons. I'm sure I will make it. I just have one question about it. Did your children know what is on the coupons before they choose or not? i was just thinking about this because my little one usually copy her big brother and I'm sure she want the same reward as her brother. Maybe I'm better off if I make two coupons of every reward... I wonder how are you doing it?

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  13. How exactly do you use the reward coupons??

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