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When school starts, Piglet will be in 1st grade and Blueberry will be in Pre-K and it is high time they start doing some chores. Of course, there are things they are still not old enough to do but to encourage independence, I decided to create a chore chart but as a bonus, I did it double-sided. One side is personal and the other is household. For the personal side, it’s cleaning their teeth, getting dressed, etc.
I painted the wooden sign (similar) and then using a ruler, I made a space for me to write the chore and then 4 columns. I made one for each kid because eventually they will all be old enough. For the chore tokens, I only made 3 sets since realistically, I would probably lose the additional set. Especially with all the moves the Army likes us to do.
I found some clipart chores online and printed them off in 3 different colors. Each kid gets a color and they have 8 tokens. The words on the card match up with the words I wrote so they can work on their sight words. I used sticky Velcro circles so that they can stick up their completed task as they finish it. To keep the tokens looking nice, I got some self-laminating cards which worked great. Two tokens fit in 1 card and then I just cut them down the middle.
It took an afternoon to finish, most of that time was waiting on paint to dry, and then we were ready to rock and roll. Blueberry and Piglet loved it. They use their chart to earn dessert or ipad time so the love getting all 8 tokens. Most of the chores, they can do on their own but Mac needs to be reminded to put his pjs away or whatnot. He is only 2 after all.
Have you ever considered a chore chart? Or will you when your kids are older?