Chores are a great way to get children to help out and an important element of raising responsible kids. Chores for kids aren’t new and neither are sheets that you write their chores down on. However, I found a little twist on chore charts that my kids really love. I wrote out Chore Cards for kids. I got the idea because they are a great way to make things more clear for young children. Turns out the cards actually seem to be working a little better too!
Each chore has its own card and that card is placed where the chore happens. For example, the Brush Teeth Card is in the bathroom taped to the mirror. The Make Bed Card is taped beside each of their beds. The chore cards for kids seem to help them remember their chores a little better. Instead of running back and forth to check one sheet with all the chores, they can see exactly what they need to do in certain spots of the house. If you don’t want cards taped around your kid’s areas, you can string them together or put them on a ring. This way your child can carry them around and flip the cards to see what the chores are!
Chore Cards for Kids Tutorial
Supplies Needed for Chore Cards:
- Index Cards
Instructions for how to make Chore Cards
These are pretty simple instructions! Decide on how many chores you would like for your child to complete during the week. Then grab that number of index cards. Simply write out the age-appropriate chore at the top and list the days of the week below. Once they have completed their chore, hand them a sticker. Voila!
I thought about designing and printing out a handful of each chore card so that I wouldn’t have to write the chores out each week so if that sounds like something you would prefer, you could always use the printable chore cards below!
Printable Chore Cards
If you kids need extra motivation, you may want to try adding in a chore punch card that they can redeem for various small rewards.
At what age did you have your child start helping around the house? Do they enjoy doing their chores? What positive lessons do you feel like they are learning about themselves by doing chores?
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Like this idea! i make Chore Cards for my kids too!