I was given the opportunity to try DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint and decided to make a new chore system.
Although I adore blogging & working on things for my shop, being MOM is first priority.
I needed a new, simple system for my 8 yr. old.
Simple works in the household.
Here’s how the system works:
At the beginning of the week (Sunday), put chore sticks in the “Pick a Chore/Responsibility” bucket.
As your child completes a chore/responsibility, he pulls out the stick, and drops it into the “25 cents” bucket.
At the end of each week (Saturday), you tally up the sticks and he gets the loot.
*If you have more than one child, just make another “25 cents” bucket and label each with your child’s name.
You only need one “Pick a Chore…” bucket.
(This isn’t a blind draw situation so your child can just look for and pull the stick he or she needs.)
Here’s how to make it:
I purchased the mini buckets at JoAnn’s for $1.49 each.
I already had the plant stakes on hand (purchased on Etsy a few years ago)
but you can find craft/popsicle sticks at any craft store.
DecoArt recommends one vertical coat, followed by one horizontal coat.
I reversed the order because I wanted a third coat. Nonporous metal is a little tougher to coat.
So I painted, horizontal – vertical – horizontal.
Create enough labeled sticks for 7 days.
For instance, I created 14 “Brush Teeth” sticks. 7 days x 2 times a day = 14.
Thanks for reading!
I hope you find this simple system helpful.
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Thanks to DecoArt for an awesome product that replaced my former favorite!