"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Marble Jar

We decided to start teaching the kids about money and how to earn it. But instead of teaching the concept right off with real money, we started a marble jar. Every time they do something good or helpful they get to add a marble to the jar (earn money). When they do something bad, a marble gets taken out of the jar (pay a fine). When the jar is full they get to pick out a toy at the store. On Friday morning the jar was full, something which has taken over a month to accomplish. Ethan picked out two new Transformers and Hailey got a new Barbie. We will do one more round of marbles and then switch to coins. This new incentive program has been cause for some good behavior!


Ute Family said...

That's a good idea...I'll have to remember that when my kids get older!

Lauren said...

What a great idea! I Love Ethan's smile in the picture - its too cute. I think Im going to have to start using this once my kids get a little older

bethany said...

I think this sounds like a fabulous idea! When Jak is a little bigger, I'm totally stealing it!! :)