Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chore System for Kids

When thinking up a good way to implement a chore system for my children I came to a road block. I wanted it to be something that was easy for them to follow as well as fun!

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I came up with this reward chart that uses stickers on a weekly basis once the chores are done. This has been somewhat effective as in my daughter gets excited when rewarded with a sticker for a job well done. It's just reminding her what needs done that has been a problem.

When I came across these "chore books" by Jessica at Our Family for His Glory, I knew they were exactly what I had been looking for! I got really excited about making these for my kids and knew that because they would each have their own little books to use, they would be excited about them as well!

I headed to the store, gathered the supplies I would need around the house, and got to work.

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Instead of taking pictures of their chores like Jessica did, I decided to use chore cards that I found at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I love her idea of using actual photos and will most likely go about doing this one day!

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I cut out each chore card that I felt was age appropiate for my child and glued it to a piece of scrapbooking paper before slipping it into the ID cover. I also printed out Colossians 3:23 and glued the verse to a piece of scrapbooking paper as well and then slid it in the ID cover behind the chore card. Each chore card has the verse behind it as a reminder as to why we do even the smallest of things each and everyday!

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I found some cute boy/girl clip art and made a card for each child with their name written out on the back. This way they will know which book belongs to whom since my son has less chores than my daughter. {as he gets older, this will change!}

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I also printed off these Best Bee-havior cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler and glued them to scrapbooking paper as well. When one of my children behave well or do something without being told, they will earn a Best Bee-havior card that will get slipped into the pocket of one of their chore cards and that particular chore will not need to be performed that day!

As my children get older, I will add to the list of chore cards inside each book. But, for now, I think these are going to work out so well!

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What are some fun, creative, ways you help incorporate chores into your childs day?

Thanks Jessica for sharing your wonderful idea with all of us!

Linking up at:

Hip Homeschool Hop Button


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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. ~ Colossians 3:23

1 comment:

  1. This is great :) Thanks so much for the links - I'm off to check out those cards!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chore System for Kids

When thinking up a good way to implement a chore system for my children I came to a road block. I wanted it to be something that was easy for them to follow as well as fun!

Photobucket

I came up with this reward chart that uses stickers on a weekly basis once the chores are done. This has been somewhat effective as in my daughter gets excited when rewarded with a sticker for a job well done. It's just reminding her what needs done that has been a problem.

When I came across these "chore books" by Jessica at Our Family for His Glory, I knew they were exactly what I had been looking for! I got really excited about making these for my kids and knew that because they would each have their own little books to use, they would be excited about them as well!

I headed to the store, gathered the supplies I would need around the house, and got to work.

Photobucket

Instead of taking pictures of their chores like Jessica did, I decided to use chore cards that I found at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I love her idea of using actual photos and will most likely go about doing this one day!

Photobucket

I cut out each chore card that I felt was age appropiate for my child and glued it to a piece of scrapbooking paper before slipping it into the ID cover. I also printed out Colossians 3:23 and glued the verse to a piece of scrapbooking paper as well and then slid it in the ID cover behind the chore card. Each chore card has the verse behind it as a reminder as to why we do even the smallest of things each and everyday!

Photobucket

I found some cute boy/girl clip art and made a card for each child with their name written out on the back. This way they will know which book belongs to whom since my son has less chores than my daughter. {as he gets older, this will change!}

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I also printed off these Best Bee-havior cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler and glued them to scrapbooking paper as well. When one of my children behave well or do something without being told, they will earn a Best Bee-havior card that will get slipped into the pocket of one of their chore cards and that particular chore will not need to be performed that day!

As my children get older, I will add to the list of chore cards inside each book. But, for now, I think these are going to work out so well!

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What are some fun, creative, ways you help incorporate chores into your childs day?

Thanks Jessica for sharing your wonderful idea with all of us!

Linking up at:

Hip Homeschool Hop Button


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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. ~ Colossians 3:23

1 comment:

  1. This is great :) Thanks so much for the links - I'm off to check out those cards!

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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