Since we are gearing up for Back to School- and my girls will be going to different schools for the first time- I am trying to get really organized.
The mornings are already super hectic but with two drop off and two pick ups (and my kids only have half day school)… well heaven help me.
I put together a new Chore Chart for my big girl- who is starting Kindergarten this year. She loves to help out but I wanted a nice little chart for her to see each day to remind her of what she is responsible for.
Since she is not reading quite yet, I did some little pictures to help her and I just laminated the chart and stuck it right on the fridge. She has a little dry erase marker she can use to check things off.
We decided against approaching this as a “chores” type thing because I try to explain to the girls that in a family everyone needs to pitch in. It seems to me that chores can have a bit of a negative connotation so it is titled “Look what I can do…” instead of Chore chart.
My 5 year old just loves her little chart and she really loves checking off her boxes each day. She takes this all very seriously and is proud of herself for being a helper. Her baby sister trails along behind her and “helps” as well.
If you have a little one, you can get a free printable download of this little chart. I hope the tasks make sense for your kiddos too.
There is a version in pink or blue. I just saved the file to my computer and uploaded it to Staples.com. Then I had them print a nice color copy for $.50.
if you prefer a blank sheet that you can fill in with your own tasks, get a blank blue copy here
I have this Scotch laminator at home that I used to laminate the sheet.
And by the way, if you are looking for some Back to School lunchbox ideas check out the post here.