Chore Chart - Using a Commission Allowance System
When we decided to start giving our two oldest children the opportunity to earn money we set up a 2 part system. They have "citizens of the household duties" and they also have jobs where they can earn money. More detail on that are available in my first post, "Financial Freedom Toddler Style." As part of that process I needed to have a clear way for the kids to see and track their progress. I looked all over the internet for a "chore chart" that would allow me to have both the "citizens of the household" duties and the money earning jobs clearly communicated to them but everything fell short. So, I decided to make my own.
1. White board, magnetic
2. Tape, I used colored tap with a pretty design that I purchased from Target but you could also just draw the lines on with dry erase marker. My big concern with just using marker was that the lines would get smudged by little handle so the tape worked much better!
3. A ruler to put the tape on straight and in the correct place on your board
4. Magnets or a way to show the chores. I ordered these adorable magnets from Useful Buttons shop on Etsy.
Here is my finished board with a few photos of the process...
The tape, board and scissors.
Making the chart. Having a large ruler really helped.
The A is for “all.” We didn’t need four spots but we have extra jobs that need to get done.