Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pirates treasure Reward system.

In our house we have created a great reward system for the kids. 
It has been a great way to create responsibility and better helpers in the house. 

 I went to Michael's craft store and purchased 
wooden treasure boxes, two clear paint cans, and the jumbo sized gems.
I wanted to get clear cans for the gems so the kids could see the gems they could earn. 
Next i let them paint their treasure boxes.

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.
Such as:
-Get ready for bed
-Brush your teeth
-wake up for school
-going potty
-eating well
-getting along with sibling
-playing nicely 
-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.
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