Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chore Charts

So I have recently seen and been asked about kids and chores.  We are by no means perfect at this and my kids still fight us once in a while but for the most part this is a system that we have figured out and works for us.  We have 3 kids that are old enough to do chores. So we have a 3 day room rotation. The calender is labeled a,b or c each day.  They also have after dinner chore that goes with the same rotation.

A- Lainey: Bathroom
     Lilly: Piano room
     Gordon: Family room
B- Lainey: Piano Room
     Lilly: Family Room
     Gordon: Bathroom
C- Lainey: Family Room
     Lilly: Bathroom
     Gordon: Piano Room
Our kids are helped with the things they can't do by themselves.  I also went through and made lists of what is expected for each room.  We have a child that is very literal so having it written out for her and it doesn't change makes a big difference for her. When you first look at the list it may seem like a lot but with it being done everyday it makes things go quickly and they can get it done in about 5-10 minutes.  Here is an example of what is expected in a room.

Family Room:
Pick up floor
dust off surfaces
take out garbage if needed
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Wipe down dirty spots on walls
Wipe down baseboards

Our kids are paid for their chores with dimes.  Seems like not much but if they make their beds and do a few other things along with what is listed here they can earn about 3.50 a week. For a young kid that isn't bad.
Hope this gives you some ideas on how to get your kids to do their chores.

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