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  • Katie Burkhardt

    Toys that are not picked up go in the ransom box and they have to pick a chore to complete to earn it back! A great lesson in personal responsibility. Good idea!

  • Emily Nemeth

    What a great idea!! Kids have to do a "ransom chore" to earn toys back they didn't put away!

  • Cami Salisbury

    Ransom Chore Box

  • Erin Abbiati

    KIDS STUFF: "Toys that are not picked up go in the ransom box and they have to pick a chore to complete to earn it back!"

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super cute chore jar. kids feel like they have some choice in the matter :)...i did a variation of this. i bought colored large craft sticks and color coded them by length of chore (blue are 5 min chores, orange are 15 min chores, etc...). i wrote the chores on the sticks with a sharpie. so far so good. my 9 year old lives for the "relax no chore today" stick:)