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Make a Chore Chart: A Worksheet for Kids

A busy home functions best if household chores are shared, and doing chores helps children learn responsibility, teamwork, and practical skills.

Materials

  1. Utility knife
  2. Sheet of poster board or paper
  3. Markers

Directions

  1. Divide a sheet of poster board or paper into eight rows. Divide the rows into columns, allowing one column for each child in your family plus one extra.
  2. Starting with the second row in the far left column, label each row for one day of the week. Starting with the second column in the top row, label each column with one child's name.
  3. Now assign chores. Use words for readers and pictures or symbols for nonreaders.
  4. Be specific about which chores to do on what days. For example, it's not enough just to say "vacuum." Make it clear that the living room is vacuumed on Monday, the playroom on Tuesday, and so on. Also, provide a list of job descriptions that tell exactly what each chore entails. (For example, washing dishes also includes wiping up the sink and putting the dishes away.)
  5. We assign chores yearly because this helps our children gain proficiency with their chores; because then chores can be better assigned according to abilities; and because our children need less reminding when certain chores are always their responsibilities.

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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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