Figuring out a chore chart. I need help around here. 😉
Samantha L I have 2 in place that are working quite well. I’ll have to find the pictures for you.
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring They do good on their normal ones, I’m just coming up with a list of additional ones for days we have extra time.
Samantha L Max begs to clean the bathrooms now!
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Samantha Lin Haha. I’m not paying them. 😉
Samantha L You can use tickets instead of cash and have the tickets to turn into things/rewards of your choice
Kirsti S I’ve always been torn between the pay/not pay for chores. I like this idea for extra chores, but still having regular chores that are expected.
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Kirsti, if they are looking for extra money for something and they have done all their normal chores, I might consider paying them to do things that are on my list or not even on the list at all. Otherwise, keeping the house running doesn’t get money. Though we do give them a small weekly allowance so they can learn management skills.
Kirsti S Yeah, that’s where I have a struggle. When I grew up, my parents didn’t pay for chores. And I think it’s important to teach that there are things that you just have to contribute to the household. The money side of it (earning, saving) is important, too.
Parenting is hard!!
Samantha L These are their every day chores they must do before doing chores for money
Jane D Been there, done that! Any home school mom worth her salt must teach responsibility! Good job, Rebecca!
Jenn H We used the concepts of Accountable Kids. You might be able to get the cards from Christianbooks.com still. So good to have some helpers. More hands lighter the work.
Neeley D I love the accountable kids chore charts!!! I bought a pack of their cards and the book/dvd to learn the system (very simple really), then made my own peg boards and extra cards for each kid. We have been using them for years too, and the kids still do really well with it… especially when we keep it really simple.
Neeley D This is what ours look like. What we do is super simple. On their first peg are the cards with their daily chores on them. Different lengths mean different times of day deadlines. Once they’re done they flip them over on another peg. The top peg is for any rewards they might get (not used often, but only for very special occasions). One peg is supposed to hold their “date card”. Every day that all of their cards are flipped over they get a sticker on their date card. 10 stickers means they get a date with mom or dad or grandparents… they pick what kind of date (normally ours is spending the night with grandparents or watching a movie with mom or playing video games with dad, etc).
Neeley D I also made my own with “mom chores”. I hang my chores on a peg with prices written on them. Anytime they want to make a little money they can take one of my chores and hang it on their board and do it. If I ask them to do it I don’t pay them, but if they do it of their own initiative they make small money. For example, pulling weeds=1cent per weed, and sometimes when they’re motivated they’ll make a few dollars that way! 10 cents for cleaning the bathroom sink, 10 cents per mirror/window they want to clean, 5 cents per plant they water, etc. But their daily chores (vacuuming under the table after meals, keeping the shoe racks in order, brushing their teeth, etc.) are no money… just expected before they can get their date stickers.
Kristen G I like doing morning g chores, afternoon chores and before bed chores. We are all much better at doing the morning ones though. I also assigned starting a load of laundry to my earliest riser and then the other kid switches it to dyer at the end of their other chores. My laundry has been much better since doing this because all I have to do is fold the clothes. My favorite hack was to number all the washing machine buttons and dials using stickers so any kid can start the washer even before they can read. I wait until 6.5 years old or so for loading the dishwasher so there aren’t too many broken dishes. And I don’t usually let my son unload clean dishes because little boys are always dirty…haha.
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