If you're anything like me... you've tried 100 different ways to get your kiddos to do their chores. I can honestly say that after more than a decade I think I finally have the perfect system in place!! As soon as I saw these cute, tiny mailboxes... the light bulb went off in my head. What kid doesn't like to get mail? So, I created job cards to mail my kids each day! I simply pick a few jobs for each kiddo, mail it to them and flip the flag up so they know to check for new chores.
To get paid for their chores when they are done, they mail the cards back to me by putting them in my mailbox. On Fridays, I check my mail and since everyone has their own unique card design, I can easily pay everyone for the jobs they did during the week. Of course, the money they earn gets put in an envelop... which I deliver back to their mailbox. How fun is that? They love it... and the best part is, the jobs are getting done and it isn't a hassle for me at all. We've had this system in place for over a year and it's still working beautifully. Plus, once in a while I even stick a sucker or love note in their boxes. It can't be work all the time, right?
For me personally... when I have a WORKING chore system in place, our whole house functions better. It's tough to stay on top of it all, but when the little ones are helping out - it gives me more time to stay on top of all the other things in my life!
If you don't have the time to make some for your kids, stop by MY SHOP and I'll hook you up! Now available in my shop is a fun "Job Card Bundle". You place your order, I email you the file with all 6 card designs, then you print, trim and use with your kids. I found my mailbox tins at Target (in the Dollar Spot last year), but have also seen then in craft stores like Joann's and Michaels.
These cards can function as more than just job cards! They'd also make great notes, postcards, name tags or labels (like for toy bins, etc). The sky is the limit, get creative!
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