Our kids want a Wii. So we decided to start a “Wii Jar” and the kids could use it to save money for a Wii. This is how their friends got a Wii, so our kids think this is a great idea.
They get money by doing extra chores around the house. We had a big talk about how these are chores above and beyond what is expected just because we are part of a family. They also get a quarter if their bedrooms are picked up before book time, plus an additional quarter if toys are picked up downstairs before books. One dollar a day. You would think they were getting gold.
Tonight the girls were able to get a quarter each for matching socks and an additional quarter if they made life easy for the other person. The potential for a dollar. They earned 75 cents. (One didn’t make life very easy.)
As time goes on, I hope they will become entrepeneurs and find creative ways to earn money. It’s neat how they are working together for a common goal. I like how they will find the value of saving money and the sweet reward of getting something you worked to have. I think this is a better gift than simply going out a buying a Wii just because they want one.
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