|To see how to make these into DIY dry-erase chore charts click here|
It’s time to bring our Chore Chart back out! I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants for chores this summer. Until I realized that my kids were only doing what I asked them (good), but not helping with the maintenance stuff (bad). I also was turning into a nag and not rewarding my kids for the work they did do.
So, I looked at their old ones, checked out the Life Skills chart and added a few new things.
Why do we use a chore chart?
Keeps me from nagging. It also makes sure that everyone is taking an active role in our house.
How did you make your chore chart?
Made a chart and used clip art. (no other technical terms here)
What is a mystery chore?
Something that needs to get done, but the kids don’t know what it is. Switching things up here! 🙂
Do I pay my kids?
Yes! We feel that it’s important for kids to earn money for the work they complete. We have Pay Day every Saturday after lunch.
How long do they take?
Generally about 15 minutes a day.
What if they don’t finish?
They don’t have any chores on Saturdays. It’s the catch-up day if needed. Still not done then? No real plan, but money would be deducted from their earnings.
Do you use a program?
No. But we have gone through all of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and our children have used his Financial Peace Junior Kit.
You might like these resources:
To make your own chore chart – go here (wish I’d used it too)
Look at how She’s Crafty plans out her chores here
Charts that are ready to go – just print here
Prefer to do it on-line with older kids? Check out Chore Wars.