Monday, August 13, 2012

Chore Cards-Free Download

With a 3rd baby on the way and my kids growing up I have been trying to get them to help around the house more often. At 4 and 3 years old I have discovered there are basic chores around the house that they can help with. At first I gave them money, pennies for their piggy banks. But then I came across these fantastic chore cards on Etsy. I figured I could make some of my own because I am pretty good at Photoshop. I like the cards because of the punches. They can punch the cards themselves after they do a chore and take pride in filling up their card. When they have reached 10 punches they get to pick a prize from the treasure chest (yes we have a treasure chest like at the dentist filled with fake tattoos, stickers, and little dollar store finds).

Some of the chores the kids like to do are:
-scrubbing the toilet (with supervision)
-cleaning the windows or mirrors (with supervision)
-putting their clothes away in the drawers after I have washed and folded them
-picking up their toys
-unloading the dish washer
-helping set the table
-putting their books away
-working in their workbooks for 30 min (alphabet, numbers, etc)
-feeding the fish

We don't do all these chores every day but as I am working in the house they like to help out and I hope these chore cards will encourage them to help more often.

Want to download some for yourself? Here is the free download.


Tina said...

Thanks for sharing your creation, Jess! I'm going to download it, I know my boy would respond well to this incentive!

Tina said...

Oops! I can't find the link to download the chore cards. Help?

Kristina Clemens said...

Love the chore ideas for the kiddos. I haven't loaded my dishwasher in months. They're so helpful and eager!
Kristina J.