2 years ago, at the early start of my blogging career, I had made the first attempt of a chore chart for my boys. Still young, beginning to read, and also still trying to understand responsibilities within the home… I thought it was was great way for him to show mommy and daddy that he can help around the house.
At the time my children were 7 and 4, it was a bit pre-mature for me to create a chore chart that wasn’t so “kid-friendly,” for them to use. Mason jar, and post clip. I might as well have painted “Job for hire,” on the wooden slab!!
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Today, my boys are now 10 & 6. Both capable of reading. My older son has grown up already understanding house chores, and what his responsibilities are in the household. Having him is also a great example for his little brother to understand the concept of working hard around the house, and having to do it without mommy or daddy telling you to.
Earlier in the month, I had found a wall display board at my local Goodwill for $5. In perfect condition, I purchased it, and new I needed a display board to communicate the kids chores.
Here, I’d like to share my new and improved — or updated chore chart!!!
As the kids get older, it’s best that their chores get harder, as they can gain more responsibility.
For my older son, his chores are more difficult than his little brothers.
Here’s a few examples I have posted for my 10 year old.
Ages 8-10 would be capable of doing this as well
- Make Bed Every Morning
- Unload Dryer
- Fold Clothes
- Vacuum Main Living Areas
- Wash Car
- Put Away Dishes
- Make Lunch & Simple Meals
- Prepare Small Snacks
- Pull Weeds
- Water Outdoor Plants
- Feed/Clean Pets
As for my 6 year old, his chores consist of:
- Wipe Down Bathroom Counters
- Keep Living Room Clean/Organized
- Sort Recycling
- Put Away Dirty Clothes
- Match Socks
- Put Away Toys
- Wipe Spills
- Vacuum Small Corners
- Water Indoor Plants
Nothing fancy riiight? It’s straight to the point. Look, review, take action. For my little one, I do have to read it to him, but the chart is definietly something for the boys to refer to.
As my oldest son turned 10 this month, it was just a reminder that I’ve been at parent for 10 YEARS!!! Yes girl, yes! Out of the 31 years I’ve been on earth, 10 years I’ve been a parent! So, hopefully that would give me more credibility on my blog as a dependable resource for motherhood. Eh?! I hope so.
This time around with my updated chore chart, I’ve left it a little similar like the first one, but this time, with a marketing tactic with my neon colored messaged. My oldest son loves it.
(It’s a great reminder for him, that along with chores, comes allowance at the end of the week.)
What are your chore chart solutions? Anything similar to my message board? Comment below, and share with me your chores for each age group! I’d love to see what jobs you give your children!!