Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Token/Reward System

In yesterday's post, I briefly mentioned our Token system. Here's how it works:

As I mentioned, every night at bed time, we look at the Chore Lists, and the boys earn 1 token (we're just using cheap Poker chips) for each box that has been checked. I have given both Bug and Awesome their own jars and strongly suggested they keep their tokens in the jars.

*In order to prevent us from running out of chips too quickly, we have designated different values for each color. White is worth 1, Blue is worth 5, and Red is worth 10.*

About once every week - two weeks, we open the "Token Store" when they can redeem their earned tokens for cash, snacks, and other items. I recommend sitting down with your kids and asking their opinion about what they would like to see in the store. Awesome came up with an idea that proves he deserves his nickname...

We have had to take toys away from the boys (usually because they refuse to pick them up, and we get tired of doing it for them). Awesome suggested that any toy that gets taken away gets put into the store, and the only way to get it back is to buy it back!

We just started this, so I'll update you in a couple of months to let you know how it's going!


  1. You got me super excited to do this with my boys. And I think Awesome's idea about buying their toys back is an awesome idea!

  2. I was surprised by Awesome's suggestion, but I love it! So far, the system is working well. They're both so excited to be able to check something off their lists!

  3. That is so great and you are right, Awesome is awesome, what a wonderful idea!


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