Steel, age 6, asks me "How much money do you need to be rich?".
I reply "I don't know...maybe 1 million dollars...do you think you can save 1 million dollars?"
"Nooooo!" says the kid. (...a thoughtful pause...) "How can I make money?"
Thus this idea was born!
I found the perfect place, it's our heat duct next to the furnace in our utility room:
Wooden circles and stars
Paper Plates for paint
Vinyl lettering - Letters for the days of the week
Vinyl strips to separate the days of the week
How I Did It
1. I decided on what chores / how many times a week each can be performed and a dollar (or cents) amount for each.
2. I painted wooden shapes in different colors for each chore.
7 Dishes (Lt. Blue)- Rinsing and putting dishes into dishwasher daily
7 Table (Red) - Wiping down table daily
7 Room (Yellow stars) - Picking up room daily
7 Shoes (Dk. Blue)- Straightening shoes in foyer daily
4 Puppy Poop (Orange) - Cleaning up Puppy Poop 4xs per week
2 Garbage (Green)- Emptying smaller trash cans twice a week
1 Vacuum (White)- Vacuuming the stairs once a week
3. I made labels and affixed them to the wooden shapes as determined.
4. I attached the craft magnets with glue to the back side of the wooden shapes.
5. I made letters using my Silhouette and evenly spaced them on the heating duct and cut vinyl strips to use as dividing lines.
Inspiration: MorethanaMemoryAK Etsy Shop