No one likes chores, whether it’s your kids or your roommates. How do you motivate them? 3M, makers of the Post-It Note, suggest making a “Chore Bingo” to earn rewards for completing those chores.
You’ll need a 40cm x 40cm piece of paper, a few small Post-It Notes, a ruler and a pen. Obviously, 3M wants you to use their products, but you can use any other. Draw a 4×4 square on the large piece of paper, and then fill each square with a different chore. Best to make those chores age appropriate for kids too.
Now put your kids’ names on the small Post-It Notes and stick them to the edges of the poster. Every time a kid does a chore, they put their Post-It Note on the box. Then it’s just like playing Bingo! Get four in a row and they win a prize, which can be anything from earning some extra screen time to a raise in their allowance.
Of course, you can use this as adults too, adding different, more age-appropriate prizes. You can also increase the number of boxes to make the game more challenging, and even have more winning patterns, like four corners.
Make chores fun for kids with weekly chore bingo [Post-It Blog]