With summer vacation already 2 in a half weeks in, I decided to change up our current chore chart. Last February, I made this crafty wooden chore chart that displayed the boys assigned household chores, as well as an award jar. At the end of the week, if all chores were complete the boys would take the reward. My older son, Jaeden gets a dollar and my youngest, Tristan, gets a lollipop. Not everyone is creative when it comes to things like this. But you can always opt for the simple, yet effective option of purchasing a whiteboard through a site like https://writeyboards.ca/ to start allocating tasks for your family to do throughout the house. You can be creative with the rewards though.
The boys have to some extent gotten used to their chores. But as they’re getting older, one just turned 8 and my youngest slowly progressing and developing the chores has a natural habit; I believe its time to freshen up the current chores to a summer chore edition!
They’re current chores are age appropriate chores. Based on my own family’s experience, and seeing what my kids are able to handle. Obviously, my 8 year olds chores are way more advanced than my 4 year olds. Your 4 year old should only really be concerned about basic chores like cleaning up their mess and tidying their clothes, while the 8 year old may be using things like the best upright vacuum cleaners and more challenging chores. Summer is a great time to get kids into the habit of doing chores. With more free time in the morning and evening good habits can take hold before the school year begins again.
Check out my post on how I made this Chore Chart HERE.
Teaching your kids to do chores at a young age is the key to developing a good habits in your children. Here are some of the age appropriate chores I have for my 2 young boys.
Preschooler (Ages 4-5)
– Help clean playroom
– Put shoes away
– Keep toys organized
– Help collect recycling (Water bottles)
– Bring plate and cup to sink after meal.
– Put dirty clothes into the hamper.
– Wipe up after spills.
Early Elementary (Ages 6-8)
Any previous chores….
– Take out garbage and recycling
– Feed pets
– Put dirty clothes to garage laundry basket
– Vacuum bedroom & playroom
– Clear bunk-bed toys, and remove bedsheets
– Rake leaves
– Help mommy bringing in groceries
– Meal prep (wash produce & simple cutting)
– Put dishes into sink
– Wipe down bathroom countertops
– Get mail
– Wash car
– Fold laundry (towels)
Soon enough, my 8yr old son’s daily chore chart will be integrated with this summer’s chores. I’m really looking forward to my boys helping around the house with these easy simple chores. It’ll make mommys life SO MUCH easier.
Does your household have a chore chart or responsibility chart? Let me know what you have your kids doing! Please share!