Then we determined all the things they could do to earn gems. Some activities are worth more gems than others.
Some good chores for kids are:
-pick up toys
-put clothes in the hamper
-put their dish in the sink
-sweep the floors
-take toys upstairs
-help set the table
-clean their room or playroom
I also included things that sometimes they complain about doing that are not necessarily chores but i figure if it could eliminate an argument or tantrum.
-Get ready for bed
-Brush your teeth
-wake up for school
-getting along with sibling
-getting in bed and not getting out 100 times. :)
-sleeping in their beds all night
Then once they have earned all the gems they get a reward. It usually takes about 3 weeks for them to earn them all.
They don't always have to be toys but if it is it is usually a $5.00 or less (dollar store sometimes)
or we do a fun activity my daughter likes to get her nails done, my son likes to go to the ice cream shop.
I have also taken gems away for bad behavior or have threatend to take them away and it seems to work pretty well.