Chores or family contributions are important for children as they teach them a sense of responsibility!
Do your children do chores? In our house, we prefer to call them Family Contributions, however this summer I have stepped up my expectations.
Up until now, during the school year, I expect my children to do some basic family contributions like clearing their place at the table, keeping their rooms clean, tidying up after themselves, etc. Starting last summer, I added a few more expectations as the children are around to help out around the house more.
I have created a customizable chore chart that you may wish to use in your house:
You can use this chart as is or you can delete the chores and add your own that work for your family.
The way I track these is I write each child’s name under a chore (or chores) for the day. Each child has a different colour so it is easy to read. When a chore has been completed, they must get it approved or inspected and a sticker or a checkmark will go beside their name.
There are columns for daily and weekly chores. If you would like me to change the rows or columns for you, please feel free to ask!
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What chores do your children do in your house?
We just started ‘real’ chores with Miss K.. or what she calls real chores. At 8 she’s kinda in that cross between wipes or a wet cloth don’t cut it, I don’t want to give her cleaners, she makes more mess with a broom then what we have to start with! This will help us come up with ideas for her & set times. She’s earning an allowance and it took days to explain we don’t pay after everything thing she does lol. Charts are very helpful! Thanks for sharing
When my girls were younger we used the “star” system….gold star meant they did the job, red star meant no, the chore was not done. At the end of the month, thats how they would get an allowance, but adding up the gold stars and red stars. It was a good sytem that worked well. 🙂
Thanks I have been struggling with the kids all summer to get their chores done. This makes life less stressful!
that’s a great idea
My son has a chore chart on the fridge for the kids. Allowance is given out based on accomplishment
That is where our chore chart is, although I think I am going to re-name it to be our Family Contribution chart! The whole allowance being tied to chores is a discussion I would like to explore further in a blog post 🙂
great idea, the children can keep track of how they are contributing (like the Family Contribution Chart idea!) to the well being of the family
That is exactly it! We contribute for the well being of our family!
I would like this on the fridge for myself.
I keep it on the fridge with chores to be done when the grandkids are over,they do them all for chocolate chip cookies