a few weeks ago we had a garage sale. my oldest, kelby, decided to sell some of her items and then wanted to spend her hard earned money immediately afterwards. we went to wal-mart where she bought some bracelets. she had about $4 left and wanted to keep looking. i was in no hurry and thought it was kinda fun and a good lesson so i let her look around for a while. we left wal-mart and walked across the parking lot to bealls. she found a purse on sale for $8. i told her she did not have enough money so now she is on a money saving kick. i made chore charts for her to follow and they work like a charm! the whole thing might have taken 20 minutes and i’m sure many of you who are more computer literate could do it even quicker. i simply googled clipart images (because she is not reading yet) and put them into a publisher document. she gets to put stickers on the chart as she completes each chore. at the end of the week – pay day!
morning chores – make her bed, put pajamas in the dirty clothes, take breakfast dishes to the sink, and brush teeth
evening chores – pick up toys in bedroom (i struggled for a good image), pick out tomorrows clothes, put any dishes by the sink, brush teeth