The "Mom, I'm Bored" Jar...Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not! They might get “Make cookies with Mom”, or they might get “Pull weeds.” They could get “Play in the sprinklers”, or they could get “Do a chore of Mom’s choice!”
Do everything without whining, complaining or arguing. Everyone has their own jar. Start off the week with a set amount of quarters in each jar. If they are caught whining or complaining, they lose a quarter. At the end of the week, they get the money that remains.