- August 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm #261288
I bought a few of the fridge-magnet chore charts for my kids, but what
has worked best for me was to custom make one using an excel
spreadsheet. These are great b/c you can customize it for exactly
what you want to have, it can be modified when you need to update it,
and it’s fairly inexpensive.
I print it out once a week for my two kids and it lists what I expect
them to do this summer (during the school year, homework is so
incredibly huge we cut back to the basics, similar to below for when
my son was young).
I didn’t call it a Chore Chart, I told them this was their Summer
Expectation Schedule. It’s divided up into Morning/Evening Routine
(similar to below for young boy), Household Cleanup (the basic stuff I
expect of them everyday), Chore Help (lists 4-5 & they have to do
2-3/day), Practice (math; you could add any sports or music practice
too), & Exercise (Mind = Reading Rest, Body= Physical Exercise). When
they meet these goals, they get a reward ticket at the end of the day
and have earned the right to screen time the next day (ie, TV or
computer or video game).
When my son was very little (before dd came along), I bought a
chalkboard and drew pictures of what he had to do after waking up and
before going to bed. He had 4 things in the morning (get dressed, eat
breakfast, go potty, brush teeth) & 4 things in the evening (PJs on,
eat dinner, go potty, brush teeth — see the pattern?). I drew little
pictures for each one (quite a feat for me b/c I am no artist) and
wrote the words underneath (so he could start pairing words w/images!).
Hope this helps!!!
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Charlene Ada Willoughby”
> Anyone know where to get a good chore chart and personal care chart,
2 in one maybe, that has at least 4 places to put names too? No one
wants to help around here.
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