4.09.2010

Money Management

A couple weeks ago Andrew and I decided to start a chore chart with Josie. She's been such a big helper lately and we wanted to reward her.

Some of the jobs we give her she's been doing for quite a few months now, others are more of a challange for her. I had to make some changes to our kitchen, like giving her a lower cabinet for her dishes so she could actually put them away. And I have had to slow down on a few chores of mine to give her a chance to do it herself. But overall it's been working great. She feels like she has jobs and she loves getting smiley faces!

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We got this chore chart from ModEcoKids. It was free to print out and I had it laminated. The lamination works OK, but as you can see, it's hard to get all the dry erase marker off every week.

Right now she earns $1 a week for trying her hardest to complete the list. There are days I do some of this stuff before she wakes up and other days that I have her out running errands all day so right now we count effort as a smiley face.

Andrew had the idea to pay her in dimes to help us teach her about the tithe and savings. It made it super easy since one dime goes to God, one to her savings, and the rest she gets to decide where to put it.

Speaking of where to put it, I couldn't just give her any old piggy bank. So I whipped these up this afternoon!

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I just used a couple old jelly jars and an apple sauce jar, some Modge Podge, Scrapbook Paper, and a couple random buttons. Top it off with some fabric and you have a stylish way to learn about Money Management!

3 comments:

Amber said...

I love the jar idea! I'll have to remember that one!

Kameron said...

What a great idea! I will have to make some of those. They have wipes that remove dry erase markers. I have some if you want, I can send you a container of them!

MEL [V] DESIGNS said...

Do you have the chore chart saved? the link is no longer working! Thanks! Let me know if you can e-mail it to me.