A new year, means new beginnings. I have been wanted to create chore/responsibility charts for the girls for a while. I just wasn't sure what I wanted to put on them and what kind of reward system I wanted to implement. My girls are 5yo and 3yo (this week) so you can imagine that the charts can't be the same as my 3yo can barely get on her bed, let alone make it :) So my charts are different. Choose age appropriate chores or responsibilities to put on the charts otherwise your children won't be interested. My 3yo needs to work more on behavior stuff, so hers is mostly behavior based, while my 5yo loves to help out around the house, so I've included a few chores on her list. The point of the responsibility chart isn't to nag my girls. I'll put it up on the fridge and I may remind them that its there... if they choose to do something from the list then they will get a tick or check mark on the day for the item they did. At the end of the week I will give them a penny for each check mark. I think this will go over well with Sophia right now as she is into learning about money and loves to put pennies in her piggy bank. We'll see if Charlotte is as excited or not.
OK... on to the tutorial.
Step 1: Gather supplies
self laminating sheets
white board marker
Step 2: Create Chart and print
At the bottom of this post you will find two downloadable files. One is a psd file that you can download and use to customize the chart I have made if you have Photoshop. The other file is a plain pdf file of just the blocks, so you can print it out and write your own stuff on it. You can also draw up your own on your computer or by hand. Or perhaps get the kids to help. It's your choice. Either way, create your chart and print.
Step Three: Laminate
Use your self laminating sheets to laminate your charts. If you don't have sheets or can't buy them, there are places that you can get them laminated for little money.
Step 4: Magnets
Glue on four magnets on the back... and ta da! Your done.
Now all you have to do is hang on the fridge and it's ready to go. I can't wait for my girls to come home today to see their new charts. I know they will be excited.
I'm Vanessa... I play with my kids, I sew,I take pictures and I watch copious amounts of Buffy and anything Joss Whedon. I love most tween movies and books... and pretty much didn't grow up after 16. I love life and try to have as much fun with my family and friends as my adult life allows.