We’ve gone through periods of using a chore chart and periods of not using a chore chart. Overall, I am in favor of using a chore chart for our family and associating it with the kids’ allowance. But sometimes it just gets old and we’ll ditch it for a while.
But it seems to always make it’s way back in one way or another. I find that it’s good to change it up after a while, both to combat boredom, and as the children get older they may need to focus their skills in one area rather than another. Our chore chart includes, at the top – either things I want the kids to complete, or skills I know they’re working on and need practice. They get a certain amount of money each week for each one completed. Then, at the bottom, we have things that are bad habits or behaviors that they need to stop. Check marks here mean some money taken away.
Soooo, the chore chart is in play right now. After several weeks of printing out a new copy of it each week, I had an idea!
I have a ton of picture frames hanging around that I’m not using. Why not use it for the chore chart?
And it works beautifully…
(well, the frame works beautifully – I wouldn’t go so far as to say the picture is beautiful!!)
We use a write-on/wipe-off marker and no need to print out another sheet every week! Yay!
Now it’s your turn. Tell me, do you have a chore chart for your kids? Is it associated with allowance? Is it effective?
I’m always up for new ideas!