We started a new incentive program here at our house. I would like to tell you that I brainstormed for hours and came up with it all myself, but then I would be a liar. But I can tell you that it is working like a charm!
I made several list, the first one names "Daily Responsibilities". (clean room, all personal items in their place, feed the dogs, etc.) When these things are accomplished, Elizabeth, William and Isabelle earn 1 penny.
The second one is a list of jobs they can do to earn additional pennies. (take out the trash, sweep, good grades) They can only earn these pennies if their daily responsibilities are finished.
The third list is a few of the ways they lose pennies. (being disrespectful, talking back, being unkind to each other)
and made a box for the items they are allowed to purchase.
We only get the "Prize Box" out once a week, on Friday or Saturday. I comb the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart, Dollar General, I even picked up a few things at the Thrift Store last week. They also can purchase coupons for bowling, movie rentals, McDonalds, and the "take a shower in Mom & Dads shower" voucher has been the most popular! I have items priced from 1 penny to 400 pennies.