Chore Penalty Chart
One approach to allowances and chores: give a regular allowance and designate a given set of chores as "expected". that way, you don't have to check off chores every day. However, if they fail to do the chores, check off the appropriate "Did not do X" item which automatically decrements the appropriate allowance account. Here's an example of an implementation of a "Chore Penalty Chart" in FamZoo.