Motivation is spelled C.O.M.P.E.T.I.T.I.O.N. at least at our house. So this is my latest "bait". A simple CONNECT FOUR game. At the start of the day I take all the game pieces. Through out the day Nate and Eli can have a game piece every time they earn one--and immediately place it! That causes each of them strive to earn one before the other.
How to earn:
**make 100% on a test
a.finish a subject for the day
b.make their bed
c.do a chore
Academic pieces have to be earned before any chore ones can be earned. Pieces must be played as soon as earned...that way a handful cannot be earned all at once.
Even after the motivation loses its glamour it is still a fun game to put on the shelf for family game night!