The days of the week run across the top of the board.
At the end of the week, the littles receive allowance for the days completed. We follow the rule of one dollar per week per year of age. So, John can earn up to five dollars a week. If he misses a day he gets $4.30. If he misses two days he gets $3.60.
And, each week after we pay him his allowance, we help him count out 20% to go into his savings account. So many valuable lessons to be learned here.
Here's the gist of how we got there...
1. Construct your base board.
Honey purchased two pieces of sheet metal (1'x2' each, based on our space) and framed them out in a thin piece of trim so as to not slice any little fingers off. First pic = front view; Second pic = back view. Supplies from Home Depot.
2. Go to town with spray paint
I purchased tall wooden letters for the little's names and 1 1/2" wood discs for the "expectations" and days of the week magnets from Michael's. I painted the names a dull gold and gave the wood discs a quick coat of white paint. The main goal in painting the discs is to get the SIDES covered in white. Meanwhile, Honey sprayed the boards black.
3. Modge Podge till your heart's content.Ok y'all, this was my virgin modge podge experience. And it was ALL it's cracked up to be! If it weren't for the craziness of school, I'd likely have modge podged half of my house by now. To make the "expectations" magnets, you'll need your painted wood discs, modge podge, magnets and chores printed out and cut to 1 1/2" circles.
To get your modge podge on, use a foam brush and paint a light coat on the top of the wood disc and on the back of the chore paper...
Once your modge podged discs are fully dry, glue a magnet to the back of each one.
Glue the names to the top of the board and draw a line down the middle with a white paint pen. Honey drilled the boards right into the wall with a screw. I then put a dab of black paint on the screw to help it blend in.
didn't know his name, age or gender last week has all of sudden started unloading the dishwasher, fear not. Cookie's chart is merely a place holder for now.
Speaking of the little monkey, I suppose it's time to get him fed before the scrawling (as we affectionately call his full lunged cross between a scream and bawl) commences.