Now that school is in full swing, Chloe and I have been utilizing our free time to focus on her birthday and organizing the home. I knew in order to get our little one more motivated and out of vacation mode, I had to create something that Chloe would love. Chloe is task oriented. She works better, and is more productive, when she has a list. The list helps keep her focused and in her own words “makes me feel like I am accomplishing stuff.”
In the past, we have tried a chore chart. However, the chore charts were store bought and looked crazy after she began writing all over it. She was more focused on writing and doodling than the actual chores. Over the summer, I decided to make a chore chart. It worked like a charm.
I created rows for chores by each day of the week, with a “Important Dates” section at the bottom. Chloe loves agendas, and keeping track of upcoming events, so this section was perfect for her! When I finished creating the chore chart, I emailed the file to our local Office Depot to be printed and laminated (only $0.76 total).
With the store bought chore chart, Chloe was distracted by the goals, and allowance, sections. I kept this chart
simple. Instead of focusing on money or prizes, I wanted her to begin understanding the benefits of being organized and accomplishing tasks.
Now, of course we still reward her. However, the ultimate prize is that she feels happy, and can brag to her dad and I that she has completed all her chores without questions from us!
If you’re looking to get the kids involved around the home, simply follow the download links below to get your copy of this free printable chore chart. The chore chart measures 8×10. I left the name section blank, so that you can fill in your little one’s name by opening in Adobe Reader, or printing and writing the name in.