Thursday, January 28, 2016

Updated Chore Charts


The other day, I decided to update the children's chore charts. We have found this way of tracking chores the best for us. I have posted about it previously...but I thought I would share how I updated it!

We use these plastic paper sleeves...


I whipped up these chore charts pretty quickly (they would have been a lot neater if I had taken extra time to use a ruler)...



I slip the charts into the plastic sleeves. The children can then use dry-erase markers to check off the boxes as their tasks are completed! :)


The children must take care of their daily tasks every day and then the tasks for each specified day. When combined with the tasks I take care of each day, it all helps the household run smoothly. :)

I think chores are so important for children. It teaches them teamwork, responsibility, skills and builds character! Do your children have chores? How do you *chart* them?

Katy

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11 comments:

  1. Do they have to have all the chores done before they do their schooling for the day? That's what I have a problem with, fitting in the schooling and the chores/housework, it is overwhelming. Plus my husband works a swing shift and every week in our house is different.

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    1. Hi Jenn! :) We do schooling first, then chores. They must have all schooling and chores done before they may watch a television program or do anything extracurricular! :)

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    2. Same thing here. The kids know homework, chores, and made beds before any fun or snacks. Sometimes, I slid on the snacks though.

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  2. Your printing is lovely and cheerful. I think the charts are charming without the use of a ruler. Re-using them via dry erase markers is a great idea. :) Long ago, my friend who has ten children (!) shared with me her chore routine. What she did was to assign a specific chore (or two) to each child and that would be the only chores they would do. After a year or so, she would rotate things up so they all would have experience in all the types of chores. If a chore is not done, it's obvious who didn't do it! :) It's a system that works well for us. Hugs to you! Camille

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    1. Thank you Camille. You are always so thoughtful!! :)

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  3. Katy,

    What a great idea. I love it. You have such pretty writing.

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  4. How old are your children? Just wondering to see if my children are in the same age range that they could handle more responsibility.

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    1. My children are 14, 12 and 10! :)

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  5. What a great idea! This is something we most certainly need to work on at our house. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I hope to see you back again next week.

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  6. My children are only 6 and 7 so their chores are mild. Before we leave for school and when they get home one child feeds the ducks and lets them out(in the morning) and the other child feed the dogs. My son also takes the garbage out in the morning on the way to school and my daughter collects the eggs after school. Periodly, I will have them help sweep, mop, clean bathrooms. We just discovered they are capapble of doing the dishwasher dishes for real so that is fun for me! I still do the hand wash, but it is nice to have help. Their rooms are their chores, but I am not as good at monitoring that as I should be. I go to college full time, have a job, and a household to run so I am pretty pooped most of the time. We do have a weekly chore routine I have framed on the wall. It is more a family effort than per person. When their chores get more complicated, I will do something like your check off sheet. When they were learning how to remember the dog/duck feeding, we had a paper chart that they could stick a sticker on each time and if they completed the week with all the stickers, they got a treat. We don't do that anymore, because it is just habit now. I agree and think chores are character building and show the importance of teamwork and families. Oh I almost forgot, the children load wood! We just got another cord a few days ago. Daddy split, mommy and kids stacked. A family affair :)

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