Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Building up our home..

I love summer but sometimes when my kids are around each other
there starts to be some fighting.
I have come up with a chart to help build our house back into a home.
I printed this house in color and black and white.I then put the black and white one on our wall and cut the colored one up into pieces and put them in an envelope.
Each time my kids would do something kind to bring the 'color' or happiness back into our home, they would get a piece of the colored house and tape it onto the matching black and white part of the house, thus building our home.
The last colored piece to be added was the door.
When they added the door, they could open it and see what prize awaited them or you could just put the prize in an envelope and have them open it after the house is color again!
Our award was ice cream and swimming but it could be anything!
It really works and I can't wait to start it again!


Sheila Madsen said...

What a clever idea!! I love it. I can tell that from youngest to oldest it is working.

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

what a good idea! I love it! Simple rewards make the best memories too. Thanks for sharing!

Trinette McCrary said...

Great idea Becki, love it!

Natalie@Endless Crafting said...

Awesome idea..sometimes I think we forget that simple things like this is what the kids really like. It reminds me of the fuzzies in the jar at conference. Love it!

Stacey said...

I love this idea! tomorrow I am going to post about our new chore charts along with other ideas over at PB and joy. I will include a link to this idea...thanks!