My oldest just turned 5-years-old and that means we might start an allowance soon. We’re still working out the structure, but we know that chores will be a part of it. I am on the hunt for a simple and easy to use chore chart to create more structure in my kiddos’ chores.
A chore chart needs the following criteria:
- needs to be easy to change since the girls’ chores will shift as they grow
- a cinch to implement and follow-through on because we know consistency is key!
Here are my favorites-
1) Chore Wheel from How Does She?
Super simple to create and also to change out one of the circles if needed. Only downside, the chart is missing a check-off section, which is the most satisfying part of a chore chart.
2) Chore Ribbon from Whipperberry
I think this one is so sweet and simple enough that even I could make. When you finish a chore you move the corresponding clip to the bottom portion of the ribbon labeled “finished” (not shown).
3) Chore Sticks from Ginger Snap Crafts
There is a great tutorial on her website for making and using these cute chore sticks. When you are done with a chore you turn it upside down to show the color. This is such a thrifty option too!
4) Chore Clipboards from The 36th Avenue
These were definitely made by a crafty momma, but the tutorial looks manageable enough. Anything that incorporates a white board marker is okay in my book!
5) Online from My Job Chart.com
A free website where you sign-in, check off your chores while the site keeps track of points or rewards earned. An interesting idea, but a little too advanced for my kiddos right now. Does anyone else use something electronic like this?
6) Magnet boards from Abbie’s House (Etsy Shop)
These are adorable! You can personalize them with your child’s name and each little wooden square has a picture of the chore which would be great for my girls since they aren’t reading yet.
Do you have a favorite chore chart? Are you even a chore chart fan? Or do you just tell your kids when to do chores? How do you make sure you follow-up with chores? Tips welcome!