IKEA helps my kids do their chores....
If your children are anything like mine, sometimes a little bit of bribery can help make life a little easier for everyone. Here, here anyone? For the last few months, I've used a simple star chart system, drawing stars on a basic whiteboard. As effective as the system was, it wasn't pretty. So this week I decided to make a prettier system that allows the kids to participate in the chart themselves. The best part? These charts cost under five dollars each!
- Cork Disks
- White Spray Paint
- Cabinet Door or WhiteBoards
- Chenille Stems (Harvest)
- Push Pins
- Dry Erase Crayons
I write the chores the children can complete for stars on the left side of the board and then have my oldest son write the chores on the right when he completes them. He is able to practice writing and gains a tactile sense of accomplishment by writing the chores he completed and placing his own stars on the chart.