It seems like we are constantly updating the way that we have J help around the house. As he gets older he is getting more resposibilities and we are trying to teach him good values with his money. We have created a Lego chore chart to help us keep track of it all. Since it is interactive and Lego he is all about getting to his chores.
Why you should make a Lego chore chart:
- They will be learning about adding money.
- They are learning responsibility
- You can set a savings goal
- It is fun!
What you need to make your own Lego chore chart:
Lego bricks. Pick out bricks based on the money values below
- 2×2= $.25
- 2×4= $.50
- 2×6= $.75
- 2×8= $1.00
A jar or container with a lid.
Making your Lego chore cart:
First, go through with a permanent marker and write money values on one side of each brick.
Then add a chores on the other side.
Keep in mind while writing out your bricks some of this money will go to savings… at least that is our set up. I created enough bricks that my son could do it all in one week. However that has yet to happen. These are the guidelines that we set up. Make what works for Your family! Then be consistant.
- If we ask him to do something on a brick he must do it right away, or he will still need to do it, and wont get a brick.
- He doesn’t get paid until he has completed his whole jar of bricks. This would equal $13.
- He has to deposit $5 into a savings account.
Storing your Lego Chore Chart:
Take and glue a 2×8 flat brick to the lid of your container. Then store all of the loose pieces inside. They can take out and build a tower as they complete their chores. Each row will equal $1.00!
So far it is keeping him motivated. He is doing his part around the house, which makes my life easier. He is learning money and how to save. Getting your kiddos helping out with chores early in life is great! Kate already started with her little ones. If your kiddos are around the ages 2 & 3 check out a good place to get them started! Are they a little bit older?? This chore chart worked Great for J when he was 4 & 5, but when little sister was added to the mix it was a game changer. All of the magnets disappeared…
I hope this helps get your kiddos involved around the house!
I love that each row equals $1.00! What a fun way to learn about money and responsibility!