Chores help kids contribute to the family and can help them grow up into responsible adults. Here’s ways to use chore charts to help build character!
How to Use Chore Charts To Help Build Character
Chores are more than just boring jobs, they’re a way for kids to contribute to the family and can help prepare them for adulthood.
1. Make an easy to follow list
If kids are prone to forgetfulness, creating a simple chore chart can help remind them of everything they need to do daily, weekly, and even monthly. Whether it be with stickers or a whiteboard, make an easy way for kids to track what chores have to be done and which ones they have done.
These chore card templates from The Idea Room are sorted by room in the house and are easy to follow! They’re best for kids able to read.
For preschoolers, this simple chart made from a cookie sheet are a great visual for little ones.
2. Offer rewards for extra chores
Sometimes, kids go above and beyond their normal chores. Offer small incentives when they do extra chores, do an especially good job, or do a chore without complaining or being asked! The reward could be anything from 30 extra minutes of screen time to $1, or a trip to Dairy Queen. 🙂
3. Let the kids be involved
When you’re coming up with the list, have kids get involved with the decision-making process. Have them go through their daily routine and the family’s daily routine to decide what needs to go on the list.
4. Make it fun
“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!” Showing kids that chores can be fun can make them more engaging.
Also, this can emphasize the importance of thankfulness! For example, we are thankful for the house we have to clean.
5. Mix it up
Sometimes, piles of laundry and putting away clean dishes add up. Rotating chores between kids can help make things seem less boring.
Possible chores to rotate:
- Folding laundry
- Drying dishes
- Vacuuming the floors