Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chalkboard Motivation

Something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  A little motivation maybe?  A reminder for mommy to encourage and take notice. I made this chart a few weeks ago and the kids love it!  They love getting dots!  It actually works in this home.  Of course there are rewards after getting so many dots.  This picture was taken the morning after I hung this up and as you can see both Olivia and Grace had gotten a dot for brushing their teeth, making their beds, getting dressed and brushing their hair (without me asking of course!).  They were so excited to wake up the next morning and do those things so they could get a dot.  I of course thought to myself, hmmm I wonder how long this will last???  It actually has lasted!  They don't always remember but they are remembering more times then not.  It took Madi a little while before she caught on but as soon as I recognized something that she did, which was obeyed right away, I got very excited, did a little dance, praised her and she received a dot.  She now has more dots in that category then the other girls lol!

If you are wondering, I used liquid chalk.  Love this stuff!  Washes off with water.
Just added this picture cause it cracks me up!  Life with girls!

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea! I've been wanting to do something like this for our house for a while but seeing yours has put a fire under me to do it! Thanks for the inspiration!