My daughter despises chore-doing. It’s like pulling teeth to get her to do something so simple as making her bed or picking up a few toys. She whines and even groans out loud and tries to bargain her way out of doing them. Are your kids the same way?
Remember when I created these Chalkboard Chore Charts? Well it was working really great for the first little while, but the newness of the checking off with a fun chalkboard marker wore off pretty quickly and I realized that she needed some extra motivation to accomplish her assigned work every day. At least for my daughter, there has to be immediate as well as long-term rewards for doing chores.
I purchased a cute chicken wire frame from Pick Your Plum a little while ago and decided to put it to use as a little “Chore Treasure Station”. For each day of the week (up to 6 days…she gets a break on Sunday) that she accomplishes her small tasks around the house, she gets to open the envelope corresponding to that day and claim her small treasure inside.
The prizes are things such as itty bitty toys, mini candies, and coupons for benefits such as “Stay up 15 minutes past bedtime” or “Watch an extra movie”.
Assemble by first gluing in the liner, then folding the sides and bottom in and gluing. The above picture is the back view.
Here’s the front view of the envelopes.
Grab your vinyl and cut the numbers. I used the “Circled” font.
Apply your numbers to the fronts of your envelopes.
Tie some fun baker’s twine around them to spruce them up, if you’d like.
The Chore Treasure Station is the perfect companion to the Chalkboard Chore Chart.