January 17, 2011

Chore Charts

I think I have designed and created over 50 chore charts.. and thats on the low side of estimation.

I decided I needed something really simple and came across this.



You can use paper plates.. I used construction paper. I know I will need to make adjustments

I took the chores we had already had assigned and added a few that weren't. I came up with 11 and the spacing needed 12. So I made a free space.

The chores are as follows:
    these chores are done 3x day- 15 min chore
Kitchen: wash table, chairs, counters, sweep
Living Room: Clear off couches, pick of floor and sweep
Bathroom: clean counters, wipe toilet, sweep floor
School Room: Put away supplies, sweep
Mud Room/Family Closet: make sure clothes, coats, shoes etc are put up, sweep
Dishes: wash dishes, put away clean ones

    these are the done as needed chores
Van: cleaning out the inside of the van as needed
Trash: take out trash, put a new bag in
Laundry: take laundry from dryer and help fold towels
Porch: Keep back porch clean and free of clutter
Dinner: Prepare dinner or help prepare dinner depending on age.

I have the chores divided in to partner teams.
Jacob 12 and Ezra 9 mos ( he is there for support :) )
Quinten 10 and Urijah 2
Abigail 8 and Olivia 4
Isaac 7 and Zachary 5
( as I was typing this I realized all the partner ages =12)

The chart can be rotated as you wish.. I think I will rotate it daily for now.

7 comments:

  1. I was JUST looking at this same Chore Chart on Smockity Frocks website! Such a cool idea! Now, where are my paper plates...or maybe I'll just use cardstock! LOL

    Jessy

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  2. thats where it was! I had so many pages up!!

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  3. What a great idea. Unfortunately I only have one so I just made a list of his chores.

    Kathi Sewing, Knitting, Candle Making, Homeschooling Mama

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  4. What a ingenius idea!!! Now....to figure out how to print this off :)

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  5. What a great idea! I love how you separated the kids into teams with an older one and a younger one. Everyone gets to help and feel important. (The ages adding up to 12 is pretty neat, too!)

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  6. Thats an awesome idea Nicole! You will need to add more spokes later, tho! Lol!

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  7. Updated wheel a bit and its now laminated. The free space is now "Mail" as there were arguments over who got to check the mail. I also rearranged the order of some of the chores, just to streamline a bit better. But its working out great.

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