Chart your Child’s Accomplishments with a Chore Chart

It can be very frustrating to ask your child over and over again to complete their chores without them ever getting done.  If this describes your house to a tee, consider designing a chore chart. Chores might include taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, cleaning their room, yard work or putting laundry in the laundry room. Each chore has to be done just once or twice a week. Anything more is unrealistic. After your child completes each chore, they can put a check mark on the chore chart. At the end of each week, it’s very inspiring for both parent and child to look at the chore chart and easily see that each designated job was completed.  Just like our ‘to do’ lists, your child will find great satisfaction in being able to check off each chore as it’s completed and take pride knowing they accomplished a set task or list of tasks.

Once you’ve sat down with your child and discussed and designed a chore chart, it’s time to discuss the rewards for accomplishing each task listed.  Perhaps at your home you decide you will give a set sum for each task accomplished.  If you should decide to grant your child some sort of monetary allowance, make sure it’s age appropriate and granted on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is 50 cents per year of age.  So your 8 year old child would earn $4.00 per week if each chore on the list has been completed.  If it has not been, they do not receive their allowance.

This is a great opportunity for you to teach your children the value of both earning and saving money, and also giving back.  Perhaps the child can divide their allowance into thirds: 1/3 to spend, 1/3 to save, and 1/3 to use to help those less fortunate than themselves.  You might also want to consider designing a ‘bank book’ for each portion of the allowance and tuck each into three separate coffee cans or money jars, and that way you and your child will be able to keep track of how much has been saved, how much has been spent, and how much of their allowance has gone to help someone else.

Should you decide to use non-monetary incentives as chores payment, be sure you set clear parameters for your child.  Be sure they understand that two hours each weekend of their favorite video game or going to see a movie with mom or dad is only earned by completing the chore list successfully each week.  You might want to consider writing these on a slip of paper as ‘currency’ for the child to keep in their ‘privilege bank’ and they can cash it in with you when they’d like.

Regardless of the method you choose, keep in mind this can be a valuable tool for both you and your child.

 

21 thoughts on “Chart your Child’s Accomplishments with a Chore Chart

  • January 8, 2020 at 6:52 pm
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    This is a cute and bright chore chart. I used one with pictures when my children were very young.

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  • January 8, 2020 at 7:45 pm
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    The chore chart at the top is so cute. What a great idea. Thank you for the great tips!

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  • January 8, 2020 at 8:47 pm
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    My kids chore charts sit on the wall completely blank. Lol

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  • January 8, 2020 at 9:02 pm
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    That is such a cute chart. I saved it to print for all my kids.

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  • January 8, 2020 at 11:11 pm
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    A chore chart is a nice idea. I think it’s a good thing to let kids know how gratifying it is to feel the sense of accomplishment completing a task gives.

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  • January 8, 2020 at 11:20 pm
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    I love this my son is just the right age to enjoy this. He is starting to clean up after himself and everything.

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  • January 9, 2020 at 9:22 am
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    Some families I know have had great luck with chore charts!

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  • January 9, 2020 at 1:48 pm
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    this is such a great idea!

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  • January 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm
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    THis is very cute, I love the colors.

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  • January 10, 2020 at 2:30 am
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    I love these! We have one on a whiteboard for our daughter. They work so well!

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  • January 10, 2020 at 10:24 am
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    I always did things like this with my little ones. It reminds them of what to do and if they have done it and being responsible to know themselves.

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  • January 11, 2020 at 10:28 am
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    My kids always did better when we had charts on the fridge.

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  • January 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm
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    If I would of had these 12 years ago I would have used it. My son was horrible at following directions and doing chores maybe til he was about 8 it got a little better!

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  • January 13, 2020 at 2:15 am
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    Chore charts are very effective. Thanks for sharing.

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  • January 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm
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    Sounds like a really great idea and a great way for the kids to make money.

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  • January 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm
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    I think chores are so important with kids..great idea

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  • January 14, 2020 at 9:55 am
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    I really like this idea. We sometimes have a hard time getting the kids to do their chores and to do them right. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

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  • January 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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    Some of us are better about enforcing chore charts than others

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  • January 14, 2020 at 9:24 pm
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    A couple of my daughters use this chart method. It seems to help their kids keep their goals intact. The church also teaches them the important of giving. They know how to donate some of their clothes too. Of course, we want the kids to grow up responsibly! This was pin worthy! Thank you for sharing!

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  • January 14, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I am going to pin this. When my 14 year old was much younger we did a chore chart and it surely worked! I now have 2 little, little ones and I know this will come in handy one day.

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