The school year has proven to be a little more difficult. I am in more of a rush in the mornings and so it can be frustrating for me to stop what I'm doing and find a job for them. It is also harder to enforce. I can't keep them home from school if they don't get their work done.
I thought I would break down and try some kind of a chart. I wanted to make it playful because my kids really like games. I also was also hoping to add a sense of urgency.
This is the only thing I could think of.
It's a job die. After the kids have cleaned their room and taken care of their dirty clothes, they roll the die. You'll want to be the first one done, so you have the first chance to roll. Once a job has been rolled it's off limits to the other kids.
I had to make three a "Free Day". Three is the magic number after all.
To make a Job Die, just cut a piece of a 4x4 into a square block. We didn't have one handy so The Joe cut down a 6x6. What a sweetheart. The chop saw won't cut a block that size in one chop so he had to turn the block and make several cuts. Super sweet, but if you can avoid going that route, please do.
Paint your block. Mine is green. I've heard it's not easy being green, so it's my goal to make all green things feel very loved.
We'll give it a try! The kids are pretty excited about it so far!
Job Die Vinyl is $4 plus $1 S&H
Pick six household jobs and email Andy
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My kids are loving this!! They've been racing to finish their rooms to be the first to roll. The free day space is a big incentive. They even spend time practicing rolling. Ha ha ha..
Thanks to Sassy Sites for featuring this project!