By Mychaelyn Michalec
Wrangling the kiddos to help around the house shouldn’t be a chore for both you and them. Whether you decide to motivate the kids with cash or not for a job well done, is a debate for another forum. But using a chore chart can at least keep them on task without having to nag.
We’ve rounded up the best ideas to get the kids excited about helping out. Because getting a hand around the house should not be on the to-do list for parents.
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The first step in developing a chore chart is determining the assigned tasks. Make sure they are age appropriate. There are sources to consult to see if your expectations for assigned chores are appropriate for your kids’ ages.
The simplest chore charts are printable lists. Design it once using these templates and reprint as needed. No elaborate set up needed.
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Make cleaning up fun with these charts. Disguise them as a game of tic-tac-toe or bingo with these printables. Or even roll the dice on which task to do next. with these dice using wood blocks and printable labels. You’ll find instructions here.
Cash is always an incentive. And seeing it right there for the taking may be all the motivation that is needed to get these tasks done. This chart comes complete with instant gratification.
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