Thursday, March 10, 2016

Using Digital Games as Leverage and Free Chore Chart

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Are games a huge part of you and your kid's life?  They sure are here!  At first I was alarmed at how into games my boys were, until I released I could use them as leverage!  Hehehe...

First, I'd like to state, (Boo Hiss!) how important it is that kids don't play excessively on their gaming thing-a-ma-giggies.  It's recommended an hour a day is more than enough.  If you're like us, "Ha, ha ha..." right?!

We have found that we can get our kids to do just about anything when we hold the games over their heads.  Now, you don't want to abuse such powers.  So choose the most important things and stick with those.  For us, we say no games if you don't finish your plate because a good diet is essential.  If they come home with a failing grade or something really bad from the Juf (teacher), no games.  Finally, I use games as a way to get them to do chores.

I designed this chart to help just with that and you can do the same by downloading our free version.


As you may know, we have two young boys with Autism.  So things are done around here quite differently than perhaps a more traditional home, but we think this would work great in any house. 

I've seen where the parents also hold the chargers hostage until a task is finished or as means of punishment.

This will be printed, laminated and hung in a very visible place where the boys can see it and be able to cross off the chores as they are finished.  Just use one of those erasable markers you would use for a white board or print a new one out anytime you need it.

If you want your chart to look just like mine, hit up Magsgraphic Designs and download her newest addition to Geektacular.  She's got a lot of other gaming goodies and boy related digital designs.  Scroll further to see more.

Check out Maggie's blog for sweet freebies, too!

Here are a couple of other game related printables we have that you might be interested in.  They are all free.  Just remember, all of our goodies are for Personal Use ONLY.  They are not to be resold or claimed as your own.  If you do download, leave us some love by, Pinning, Sharing, + as a way to say thanks.

Click on the images or highlighted links to get the goods.

Football Fever


Knights and Dragons, free quick page

 free quick page

Motor Mayhem collection


Pixel Miner, free bookmark
 free book marker

awesome Pixel Miner wallet, card, gift card, money holder
 front view

 free wallet/gift card and money holder

inside view
 free template

the quickest, easiest Creeper piñata

The only money I spent on this piñata was for the goodies inside.

 free, easy Minecraft piñata

That's it for today's sweet gaming related blog.  We hope we have helped you out and provided you with some sweet free stuff.  Join us tomorrow for Freebie Friday for even more.  We've got another template on tap.

Happy crafting!

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