We are setting things in place to have an economy in our home, so I just created this chore ring for earning money. We also made money buckets so they know what to do with the money they earn. Today was about creating a system so they know how they can earn money. If you are a curious if I believe chores should be paid or unpaid, you can read my opinion here.
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I wanted something compact that I could hide away when desired. My kids have responsibilities in our home. This chore ring for earning money is more about the extra tasks that need doing around the house. When they say they have a desire to make some money, I can simply hand them the chore ring and ask them to pick a job out to do. Each wood piece on the ring has a job and a price.
Materials to Make a Chore Ring for Earning Money
- Woodsies (thin wood of different shapes)
- Scrapbook Paper
- Loose Leaf Binder Ring
- Craft Paint
- Skinny Sharpie
- Drill Press
How to Make a Chore Ring for Earning Money
Have kids trace around the Woodsies onto different color paper. Then, have kids paint one side of the Woodsies in different colors. Allow to dry.
- 30 cents for wiping down baseboards in bathroom
- 30 cents for wiping down baseboards in Mom & Dad’s room
- 40 cents for wiping baseboards in the living room
- 40 cents for vacuuming the kitchen floor
- 40 cents for wiping down baseboards in the kitchen
- 70 cents for organizing one of their bedroom drawers (re-folding all their clothes)
- 50 cents for vacuuming under couch cushions
- 60 cents for dusting the living room
- 30 cents for emptying the silverware from the dishwasher
- $1.00 for wiping down all the fronts of the kitchen cabinets
- 40 cents for cleaning out a kitchen drawer
- 40 cents for cleaning out a bathroom drawer
- 50 cents per bucket of weeds
- 30 cents for matching socks in the laundry
- 40 cents for organizing shoes in the front closet
- $1.00 parent’s choice