Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Lazy Mom's Method for Creating Chore Charts

I sat down at the computer yesterday to create a chore chart for Matthew.  He is a very young 8 year old, and needs something concrete to help him remember his chores and stay on track.  If it's fun, all the better!

As I mentioned in my last post, I had an idea to create a race track or game board path that I could label with specific chores, hang on the refrigerator and let him move a magnetic marker along the road or path as he completes his chores each morning.  I figured I could create what I had in mind, but it would take some time . . . so I decided to do a little Google search and see if some other creative mother might have already done the work for me.  ;)

That's when I stumbled upon this wonderful site, that has many crafts, printable coloring pages, and yes, Chore Charts for young children!  Although, I didn't find Exactly what I had in mind, I found these two chore charts here which I think will accomplish the task.

I printed out two of the ocean-themed charts -- one for Matt and one for Bethany.  I wrote their morning chores on the starfish and slipped the pages into page protectors and hung them on the fridge.   (Tip:  Using page protectors is the frugal mom's version of laminating!  It is also more lightweight, which means it will stay on the fridge without me having to buy some kind of superhero magnets!)

Matt and Bethany are really excited about their new chore charts!  I would like to take pictures to show you . . . .but I can't seem to put my hands on my camera . . . .  :(  So, you'll just have to use your imagination . . . . which is the Lazy Blogger's way of illustrating a blog post!   ;)


Sam said...

Your title drew me in! lol

AdoptionMom said...

I really like the DLTK site. I use the homemade coupons all the time, they make great stocking stuffers at Christmas time and also I give them at the start of school for fun things such as Library Day, Snow day, skip a subject, extra lesson in my favorite subject and things like that.
Enjoying your blog.


tlmalcolm said...

I use DLTK alot for ideas at school. Another great site but it costs 20.00 per year is Enchanted Learning..lots of great worksheets and booklets to supplement units. I bought for one year and downloaded and saved the good stuff so I can print it each year.

Rebecca's Refining said...

Thanks for the resource. I will have to check it out! :)

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