"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Works For Me Wednesday: Our Reward Chart

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday: Our Reward Chart

Confession: I love Supernanny. The girls and I watch marathons on the weekends. Jeremy is not a huge fan of the show, but I like it...it gives me alternatives to spanking and that nanny knows her stuff!

One weekend, I got on their website and just started looking for little chore charts or rewards charts...something fun and cute that would draw attention from the girls.

I found this, printed it off and got busy!

I also printed off the little people that come with it and then grabbed a few pictures of the girls to attach their head. (Silly, but the girls love it!)

I kept it a surprise and made sure it was hidden from them until I was ready. Once I got it all done, I made a huge deal of it to the girls.

"Come into the kitchen...I have a surprise!"

I showed it to them and they were so excited!

(Macie just reached ten to that is why she is at start again.)

For the actual rewards, I chose simple, inexpensive things the girls love to do. We do these things often enough as it is, but just letting them choose makes it much more exciting to them. Our rule is once they get to 10, we immediately plan the reward...no waiting for a good time. This adds to the treat of it!

Our rewards are:
  • A trip to the library
  • A new set of jewelry
  • Out to eat for dessert
  • Spend the day with mom or dad, alone
  • Help cook a whole meal
  • Pick the game for game night
  • Pick a movie for movie night
  • Go to the park
  • Invite a friend to stay the night
We place the chosen reward in the spot for it and they get to move up on the chart as they do a good job listening, picking up without being told...whatever works for you and your family. Zoa took some time getting used to it and actually caring about moving up, but once Jeremy and I were more consistent, she grew more interest in it. Stick with it!

I hope this can help someone...it definitely has worked for us!

(I was all about fast pictures so I apologize for the picture quality.)


April said...

I LOVE Supernanny.....she really DOES know her stuff!!! I learned alot from her as a new mom when Kacie came along and she taught me aaallll about routine and I swear by that!

Taylor at Household-Management-101.com said...

What a great idea. I think consistency is the key, but your putting the heads on was great and I think would help keep the girls motivated. How long did it take you to make it? It looks very nice.

Whitney @ I'm Lovin' This Life said...

You realize I'm stealing this idea when I have kids, right?