Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Who wants five bucks?

Each year, the day after Halloween my children are offered $5 in exchange for their Halloween candy. I allow them to pick 10 pieces, and then they sell it to me for $5.

It is actually a win-win situation for them. You see, they get to pick a treat from our "task treats basket" each day after school. IF... and only IF... they've completed the seven tasks on their task chart before heading off to school.

Getting dressed
Putting PJ's away
Saying prayers
Eating breakfast
Making bed
Brushing teeth
Having hair done

If tasks are accomplished they get a really awesome sweet treat to go along with their Healthy after school snack. They always get the Healthy snack, regardless of what they have accomplished.

This year, their leftover Halloween candy will be used to fill up the "task treats bucket." So, they are actually getting to eat it. However, it is on my terms instead of theirs, which would be eat until they get SICK and/or my dentist bill is outrageous.


Emily said...

Mmm . . . I like that idea . . .

Krysta said...

I LOVE that idea! I cringe with all of the Halloween candy every year...

Ashlee said...

Love it! I remember you telling us about it last Halloween! I'll have to remember it for our kids in the years to come. Thanks!

Tara said...

Great idea, Andrea! Thanks for sharing. Now if I can just discipline MYSELF to stay away from the task treat bucket... :)