As a parent, do you ever get tired of asking your kids to do the same chore repeatedly and they don’t do it? I’m sure you have gone through this process and it can be frustrating for you and your kids. A great idea to help make doing chores fun is to make a Chore Punch Card (much like a rewards card you can get at a store). Doing chores can be fun when you put a certain number of punches to get to the end of the card and get a surprise. A chore punch card may just be the ticket to fun cleaning!
Use A Chore Punch Card And Your Kids Will Have Fun Cleaning
Growing up, my sister and I would help our mom clean. But being just kids, we sometimes got tired of cleaning and just didn’t want to do it anymore. One day my mom said to us that she would surprise us if we helped her clean around the house before a certain hour. This really made my sister and I excited to get the job done before time ran out! The time limit not only made my sister and I clean faster, but the surprise that we received in the end was awesome! Our surprise was ice cream from Dairy Queen. It doesn’t need to be an expensive surprise or a fancy surprise. Just pick a surprise reward you know your kids will enjoy and it is a great way to get any task completed with a good attitude.
These chore punch cards in the photo above are made by Esty Shop my Sweet Swirls and they make doing chores more fun! All kids need are incentives to get any task done. On the card, there are 12 circles. Whenever your kids do a chore, they get a punch on their card. For extra credit for your kids, if they did a chore without you asking you might give them an extra punch for being a great helper. Once they fill up the whole card, they get a surprise! The surprise is up to you, so choose prizes they will love. This idea will help make your life easier and your kids have a lot more fun while doing chores. You can also make your own chore punch cards if you prefer.
How To Make A Chore Punch Card
Making these Punch Cards is so simple! It takes only a couple minutes.
DIY Chore Punch Card Supplies:
Tape (or glue)
Permanent markers (different colors if wanted)
Pencil (you might want to use this before you use the permanent markers)
First step: Fold the paper in half, or hotdog style.
Second Step: You can cut the Chore Punch Cards into whichever sizes you want to make.
Third Step: Tape the back of the paper so you have the design on both sides of the punch card.
Fourth Step: Design the chore card however you would like! Leave an area under “The Chore Card” title for your child’s name. Under your child’s name, have a line dedicating the number of punches you need.
Final Step: Now that you have created your Chore Card, you are now ready to get punching! So put those kids to work doing chores so they can reach their reward.
Do you think you will use a chore punch card for incentive with your kids? Do you have a rewards system you use with your children that you want to share?
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