I wrote down all those little jobs that I always mean to get around to doing on some cut up index cards. You know, things like cleaning the grate on the refrigerator or the finger prints off the door frames. I also used some cards from our previous chores that had pics on them....like wiping down the dining room chairs. I listed what each chore is worth on the card. Now the plan is to put them here....in their choreganizer charts each week. They can choose to do them....or not. No pressure. These are things that only need to be done once a week or more....so if it takes them a few weeks to do them...no problem! And what they don't do...I'll just do....hopefully. When they do finish something they are to put the card in the pocket down below. At the end of each week I will tally what they have done and then give them their "money".
I am hoping this will result in some extra help for me around the house....and some shopping fun for them.. I love the "Chore Store" because I can put all the cool discounted things I find in it...I hate taking them to Target where they always want some way over priced toy that will be on clearance in a month.! It just kills me! They love the "Chore Store" because they get to shop!
I highly recommend the Choreganizer to anyone teaching little ones how to do chores. It saved my life a few years ago when I was at my wits end trying to get my grits to do chores. I would use it exactly like they say to in the beginning. It gives them a visible, tangible way to know what they have to do. It's a lot easier then charts because there is no checking off...they just move the cards. Then, when you see what tweaking your family needs, go for it!