How to Create a Kid’s Chore Chart System

All, Living Adventures, Preferred Movement     by Alexis Muhlenkamp

A good parent has their children do chores around the house, but it can be difficult to get your kids motivated enough to do them. One of the best ways to do this is to make a chore chart for them. There are many different ways to create an effective chart system, here are some of the things you need to consider before you start:

Pick the Appropriate Chores for Your Child’s AgeChore Chart

Obviously your two year old can’t mop floors and your eleven year old can do a lot more than fold hand towels. You have to find chores that they are able to do reasonably well. For example, a two to three-year-old can put away toys and can wipe up small messes, a four to six-year-old can start setting the table and matching socks out of the laundry, a seven to ten-year-old can take out the trash and sweep, and an eleven-and-up kid can wash windows and mow the lawn.

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Find a Chart that will Easily Show what Needs to be Done

You should find a chart that is able to show all the chores that you need done, there are thousands of different ways to organize these charts. You can simply look them up on pinterest and find so many you don’t know what to do with them all. you should try to find one that works the best for you and your children. They should be able to easily understand the chart. A good chart is the difference between this working and not. You also need to put in a place that is easily visible to everyone in the household.

Chore popsicle sticksFind a good Incentive

One way to get the chores done is to give the children some form of reward for completely finishing them. Instead of just giving an allowance at the  end of the week, you can make them earn their money through their chores. A lot of families have chores as something you just do, they count as just being an active family member. Another way parents reward their kids is by letting them have sleepovers or go out to eat after they have done so many chores. These are all effective ways to get your children to do their chores.

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