Then I gathered my supplies:
- 12 x 12 card stock, plus additional (2 sheets total will be enough)
- construction paper, card stock, or foam sheets - one color per chore
- die-cut letters or letter stickers
- velcro strips, dots, or squares
- foam mounting squares
- permanent marker
- ruler and/or paper trimmer
- scoring element on paper trimmer OR bone folder OR ballpoint pen
- packing tape
- double-sided adhesive (or glue gun, or other strong adhesive)
- stickers for decorating
Voila. Hang up your new charts and get ready to nag less!
New rules: fill the "I did it!" box daily and we'll go shopping for a $5 toy at the end of the month. Bonus stickers will still equal 10 cents each, which can go in their piggy bank and be saved for something special and/or making donations.
I know that sounds a bit crazy but my five-year-old saved his coins for a few months so he could buy his own skateboard this summer. He did it! We brought about $25 in quarters to Target, and I'm sure the cashier was cursing me afterward but in the moment he helped my son learn a valuable lesson about earning, saving, and spending.
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