Do your kids do chores? My kids are six and four and although they do responsibilities (cleaning up their room, picking up their plate after dinner, etc.) we are just starting to begin actual chores.
(Here is a great list of age appropriate chores for kids starting all the way down at age one.)
Instead of giving them money as payment though, I would like to incentive them in other ways. Sure, plenty of these ideas cost money but I don’t think giving them actual cold hard cash at a young age makes much sense not will it drive them the way these other ideas will.
I came up with a list of kids chore rewards that can help you to come up with some creative ways to incentive your kids to complete their daily duties. I stopped this at age fifteen, assuming somewhere around that age (maybe a bit younger) is when giving actual money will be beneficial to them.
Kids Chore Rewards
- Living Room Camp Out
- Ice Cream Sundae
- Trip to Play Place (Bounce house, arcade…)
- Small Toy
- Pick Dinner for The Week
- New App
- Make The Rules for A Day
- 30 Minutes Later Bedtime
- Restaurant Dinner of Their Choice
- Trip to The Movies
- Pizza Night
- Remote Controller for A Day
- New Video Game
- Sporting Event Tickets
- New Outfit
- New Shoes
- Day Trip of Their Choice
- 45 Minutes Later Bedtime
- Movie Gift Certificate
We love these printable chore cards you can get right here. Choose the right chores for your kids, print and cut!
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.