Friday, January 31, 2014

Kids Using Chore Money to Serve Others

                                         Using Chore Money to Serve Others

One Sunday a missionary visited our church to speak about the work he was doing in another country. At the end of his lesson, my children looked at me and said, "Mom, would you give us some money to give the missionary?"

On another Sunday, an announcement was made that a children's home needed food and household supplies. My children looked at me and said, "Mom, can you give us some money so we can buy something at the store to help?"

Their questions got me thinking. What are some ways that they could earn their own money to help others?

I decided to print chore cards.


I cut the cards out and separated them between their normal daily chores and extra chores they could do to earn donation money. I covered the cards with contact paper, punched a hole in them, and put them on a ring. I printed the tickets that can be found on the page linked above. Then I bought colored pocket pouches. The left pouch contains all of their tickets.

Every time they complete an extra chore they move a ticket from the left pouch to the right pouch. At the end of the week they get 10 cents for every ticket they have in the right pouch. 

          They put their money in special jars that they decorated for the donation money.

Every week when they get the church bulletin, they see if there is a need at church or in the community. They write down what they would like to buy or give for that need .

Sometimes they put their money together and sometimes they donate to different things individually.

 The amount of money they get is not a lot; but, it is enough for them to know they are working for their own money in order to help others.

*They were getting $1 a week prior to this. But they had already designated that money to church contribution, savings, a charity, and spending money. Their $1 a week is now used to teach about money management.


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  2. I love how you're encouraging your kids to be generous and serve others. How sweet that they have hearts for those less fortunate. Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday! I'm going to feature your post this week.

  3. Wow, it's so wonderful to read about children putting their money in to help others. The amount is really irrelevant; it's the fact that they're helping others with it that's important. You're clearly doing something very right with these two! :)

  4. Love your chore cards. I found this post just in time while I am gathering ideas for a post about chores, charts, etc. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm glad to see allowance/chore rates haven't gone up much. I remember getting $1 per week too. :)


  6. Great idea Sharla! And I am sure the boys not only learn from it but have a great sense of satisfaction. I can't wait to do something like this for my little one.

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