Low Tech Summer Ideas for Kids- The Marble Point System
Tyra is on a mission to find as many low tech summer ideas for kids as she can. If you have a chance, come on over to our Facebook page, she’s posting something low tech and different each day. Tyra mentioned the Marble Point System in her post a few days ago and we thought we would put up the “rules of the game.”
Thanks for sharing Kryt!
Here’s How the Marble Point System Works:
Assign specific jobs for each child. Make these jobs things that can be accomplished in a day. Kryt uses piano practice, clean your room, homework, pick up after yourself, bring your dirty laundry to the wash area (and collect the clean), and kitchen helper.
Each child has their own marble jar. Each properly completed task earns a marble and these marbles are put in the jar as they are completed.
Now comes the fun part!
Each day after their responsibilities are complete, they can choose what to do with their marbles. Some children will save them up for sleepovers and some will use all they earn each day.
Kryt says “I’m working out the kinks along the way…like D has a cup full of marbles. He is on dinner helper this week and after asking him three times to help clean up he went outside to play basketball. So his consequence…he hasn’t noticed yet and will be mad, but he “lost his marbles”. All gone. I was not happy that he chose to ignore me about dinner clean up. So that is a new twist.”
Download this Word document, make your own changes to the daily chores and see if you can stop the inevitable chore whine this summer. Have Fun!