This blog is NOT about perfection and this photo is a perfect example of that! But the idea could be helpful for people, so I think it’s worth a post 🙂
I have looked at tons of charts for keeping track of chores for the kids. Our kids are all pretty young still, but at least the 7, 5, and 3 year olds can start to have some duties in our home. I will also add that my husband and I might have a different view on allowance than others…and I respect other people’s take. Our hope is that the kids don’t just do their “chores” with the one sole purpose of making some money. We try to emphasize that we are a team, we live in this home together, and we want to take care of it together. Of course it is great to teach them how to “make an earning” as well. But the little jobs we ask them to do expand beyond what is listed on their chore chart.
First, I created my own Word document with a table for each child old enough for chores. You can put whatever you want on that. But I liked the idea of keeping the rows empty so I could actually write in what the jobs were – some weeks are different AND each child has different chores.
Second, I found an 8X10 inch frame, an ugly one with paint chipping off currently, and put the paper inside. The dry-erase markers are handy and whatever you write can be wiped off in a jiffy!
Third, I hung it in a random spot in our kitchen. I actually am thinking of making each child their own now and hanging it in their rooms. They really like to draw the little dot in when they complete a chore.
Let your creative juices flow with this – you could really make a nice frame with a shelf for the marker and everything!