I don’t know about you but I contstantly have to remind my kids to do their chores. My son is at an age where he can start taking on more responsibilities around the house and since he’s been on Summer vacation it was the perfect time to implement that. Earlier this month we started something new in our house, a chore ticket jar. It’s a reward system that has worked great so far!
I used the Ticket Punches Die from Lifestyle Crafts for this project. The ticket punches are part of the new Fall Core Collection from Lifestyle Crafts. It came with two different shapes and I used both in the chore jar. There were a total of 4 dies, so you can make strips of tickets and inidvidual tickets (the individual ticket dies are not shown). Since I needed a lot of tickets I used the strips and tore each ticket apart. It was the fastest way to get a lot of tickets for this project. ;)
The way it works is my son has a list of daily chores that must get done without me having to remind him. If he completes those chores he gets a ticket at the end of the day. He can also earn addtional tickets by asking to help with a household chore. Sometimes these are assigned to him other times he asks all by himself. The tickets are worth money based on the chore. After he completes the task I write down the amount using a chart where we have listed the value of each chore.
I know reward systems are different for each family but this has been the best for us so far. The chore jar is a fun way to encourgae him to complete his chores. He loves getting a new ticket and he can turn them in for whatever he wants. So far he’s used them on a new pokemon book and a trip to get frozen yogurt. He’s currently saving his tickets for a new ds game.
Want to see another cute ticket jar idea? Check out my friend Ginger’s project on Ginger Snap Crafts. She made a fun reward system with her kids as well. Hop on over and see how she’s using the tickets. :)