I want her to learn how to work so I picked chores that a 3-4 year old can do. I also want her to make money by commission and not by allowance (entitlement). And we are teaching her about quarters, dimes and nickels.
Since it is so cold and we can't go outside I took her to IKEA to get some exercise in the play place while I sat on a couch and
When I got home I found pictures of each of the chores that she will be in charge of and printed them out. I decoupaged them to the magnets but the magnets are so shiny smooth that they didn't stay so I fixed it with some double stick tape.
Some of the chores are bigger to do once a week and others are daily. Tom helped me put a value to each chore. For her to be able to know, I taped pictures of the money amount (ie 2 quarters and 2 dimes) next to the picture of the chore. I also taped the days, mostly for my sake. Here is her list:
- pick up toys - Daily (but I accidently only put M-F) 10 cents
- sort laundry - M. 70 cents.
- dust - T. 50 cents.
- clean sink - Daily. 5 cents.
- clean mirrors - T. 50 cents.
- make bed - Daily. 5 cents.
- load/unload dishwasher - M Th S. 30 cents.
- clean toilet (this is Morgan's favorite thing to do) - T. $1
When she is done with the chore she gets to move the magnet to the smiley face side. I picked up a cookie sheet at the dollar store to use as the metal part.
Here she is hard at work cleaning the mirror. Oh, and FYI, I don't let her do anything dangerous and I supervise all chores.