4.14.2009

Free Job Motivations!


I am always looking for ways to get my kids motivated to help out around the house. I bought a Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart. that worked for a while and we loved it, but I've found as a mom you need to have variety and change up the routine periodically or they get bored with it. So I was happy to find a job motivation that was free! Once we need variety again... I'll go back to the job chart.

These are our job jars. I made them with a mason jar and decorated paper. I have also seen them done with a soup can that is cleaned out. The sticks were made with tongue depressors. You can find these at Roberts, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or in many craft sections of stores. {Click on the links for 40% off coupons! Michaels are traditionally in the Sunday paper.}

I know which jobs the kids have finished when they turn the colored end upside down. My kids know they have to have all the colors down by the end of the day or sooner if they want to play with friends. The kids sticks vary by age, obviously, but they all have a "give mom a hug". Personally, it's my favorite!

2 comments:

Connie said...

I made these same jars last summer for my kids and they are fantastic. They work like a charm.

clohr said...

I love this idea. I'm always looking for ideas to keep the girls motivated. Your blog is so cool, almost makes me want to clip coupons. -Carrie