Last week, I summarized the evolution and details of our job reward system. This week I’m going to highlight our Reward Punch Card.
MacGyver has graduated from his simple morning jobs to helping more around the house. Again we don’t call these responsibilities “chores” but rather jobs.
Reward Punch Card
- Each time MacGyver completes a job he receives one punch.
- After ten punches he redeems his card for $1.00.
- MacGyver is saving for a camera.
- This is a bit like an allowance but the more MacGyver helps, the more money he earns.
- MacGyver and I sat down and together brainstormed a list of jobs he could help with around our home.
- Some of these jobs are routine from week to week.
- Other jobs are occasional jobs.
Jobs Display Area
- Inside our homeschool closet we have posted all of the children’s jobs.
- Morning and Nighttime Jobs
- Weekly and Daily Jobs
- Additional Family Jobs
10 Things Chores and Rewards Teach Our Children
- Nobody in our family is taken for granted.
- Being part of a family means being part of a team.
- It feels grown-up to have responsibilities.
- It feels good to help others.
- Responsibility and hard work is rewarded.
- How to manage time, follow a routine and be organized.
- How to earn, save and manage money.
- Toys and treats are not free, they must be earned.
- If you work hard and earn money you can help others (like children in Cambodia!).
- When people give you gifts they are sharing their hard earned money.
Print these cards FREE: Reward Punch Card