Because it is summer and all the kids are home during the day, my home is messier than usual. In an effort to help control the mess and keep the productivity up in my home, we’ve come up with a system that helps a ton!
I love chore charts, but as with most things in life, I find that adding a bit of variety is key to success. Because of this, I am always looking for new, exciting ways to get jobs done around here.
Here is the newest idea I came up with-
I downloaded some digital clipart from Erin Bradley and created a green & blue one for boys and a pink & purple one for girls.
The “chores” are organized into 4 categories- chores for good hygiene, for their bedroom, for our home, and other tasks to complete.
I have found that multitasking younger kids is more fun for them. If I have a chart with 3 things they need to get done everyday, some things don’t get done, chores get boring faster and the charts become useless.
My kids do well with a big list of small tasks- they like to mark things off and see progress. So I list everything- rather than saying “clean your room”, I say, “make your bed, pick up your toys, put your laundry away” etc.
Perhaps if your kids are older, a big list will seem daunting and you’ll want to keep it short- but the point is, find something what works and then run with it!
We’ve been using these charts for 3 weeks now and my kids are still excited about using them.
Would you like a free PDF of these chore charts? I will totally share!
Print them, fill them out, then put them in a sheet protector or laminate them so you can use them with a dry erase marker. So simple, your house is going to be tidy in no time!
So this is the chart we will be using for the summer. Next week I will show you a fun way I have decided to display these charts so they aren’t out of sight and out of mind- so stay tuned!