Helping Kids Learn Responsibility with Job Jars

Job jars are just what I needed to help my kids have some sort of routine this summer. I got this great idea from a friend’s blog. Megan has 4 cute girlies and they’re getting chores done with these great Job Jars.


With 6 sticks for both my kids, I wrote a specific job on each. My son’s sticks are blue and my daughter’s sticks are pink, of course! You can make your jobs fit your routine and age of kids. Once the job is done, the stick gets turned with the colored side down.

Here’s what I chose to write on our sticks:

  • Make your bed
  • Get dressed
  • Clean your room
  • Brush your teeth
  • Give Mom a Hug
  • Mom’s Job Choice

So far, our Job Jars are working great and my kids respond very well to them. We don’t use these everyday, but at the crack of dawn when they’re wanting to play with friends, or watch TV, or play computer, they have to go to the Job Jars first. It’s great. Thanks Megan!

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