When all the kids are home?
Divine, Pearl, and Olive each have a savings jar with matching colored tithing (10% of what they earn goes to the church) bottle (spray paint to coordinate, of course!).
We took a trip to Target and I let them take pictures of the items (and the prices) they'd like to earn moolah to purchase. (Divine and Pearl have already made a purchase or two).
O Toys must be earned entirely on their own.
O Etch-a-sketch and Magna-doodles they must earn $5 and I pay the rest (car entertainment--no we don't have a DVD player in ours!)
O Art supplies and kits or a bike they must earn 1/2 of the price.
Chores for money:
O Cleaning baseboards
O Cleaning garbage cans
O Spots on the kitchen floor
O Organizing books
O Organizing shoes (we leave our shoes in the garage)
Chores for NO money:
O Clearing dishes
O Wiping table
O Napkins to laundry room
O Bathroom cleaning
O Art room cleaning
I've started to teach Divine how to sew...her projects to come. We did a pinata involving everyone except Clover. It turned out to be a week long process with drying, painting, and more drying time. My sister gave me this, which Divine loves to peruse and find projects to do.
But for the younger kids and the rest of the summer, what do you that is (mostly) free?