I love summer time!
I am so excited to have all of my kids back home for the summer, now to keep them busy! I love charts, I am a big nerd I know. But my kids really like them as well, it keeps my three kids ages 3-7 motivated!
Last year, I made THIS chart, and while I liked how it was very visual, I did not like the maintenance it took every day to take the pictures up and down! This year I knew I wanted something a bit simpler.
I made these cute Owl themed printable charts that are simple, and only need to be changed once a week. You can download a blank version for absolutely free HERE!
Printable Chore Chart, you can download blank ones for free HERE.
Vis a Vis WET ERASE makers I recommend wet erase because the dry erase smudge to easily!
I printed out my Chore Charts at Walmart, they are 8x10 size, put them in self laminating pouches, and put them on the fridge, and you are done!
I customized mine so that the daily chores are permanent, and I have left spots open for weekly chores, such as kitchen chores, and a bigger chore. As my kids complete the job, they fill in the star with the wet erase marker. They get most their chores done by 10 in the morning! My oldest daughter is so cute, she knows she is going to have to do some chores like clear the table more than once a day, so she will fill in part of the star for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
As far as rewards go, my kids are pretty happy filling in the stars. However, I do try to do something fun in the afternoon each day with them. Something like going to the park, blowing bubbles, drawing a picture, making a treat, going to the library, etc. In order to do the activity, they have to have their jobs done, but really I haven't need to use that... yet! If you have older kids you could consider giving them a nickel or dime for each star that was filled in at the end of the week, or something like that!
If you would like me to personalize a chore chart with your child's name and daily chores, email me. I would be happy to personalize up to 4 kids charts for $5. (ladybirdln10(at)gmail.com)
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