School is almost out and I am certain my kids will need activities to keep them busy. I’m all about them having fun, but I also expect them to help out around the house, too! This weekly chore chart will hopefully keep us all on track!
My kids need a chore chart!
I’m loving summer, but my kids need to help just a wee, bit more.
Summer really is my favorite time of year. It seems like the pace is a little slower and life is a bit more laid back.
Sweet tea, anyone?
I work outside of the home on a part time basis. So when I am home, the kids have expectations of fun, fun, fun, all the day long!
When they were younger, I would arrange playdates and camps to fill the time. But, now that I have my blogging business in addition to my speech pathology job, my free time is a bit more limited.
It’s still a priority to get out and have fun as much as possible, but some days will definitely be spent at home. Plus, I just need more help.
My kids are finishing up their 7th and 5th grade years. They are certainly old enough to be a big help for my husband and me. BUT, they need guidance on what needs to be done. I created a chore chart to keep them focused and accountable this summer. I’m sure they are going to love it! 😉
During the school year, they are assigned a specific chore each day of the week and it doesn’t change. They are also responsible for basic daily tasks such as feeding our dog, cleaning their room, etc.
But, during the summer I am hoping to switch it up a bit as each week can be so different. My hope is that we are raising responsible kids that understand the value of pitching in to get things done.
My intention is to laminate this and have one for each of my kids. Then, we can use a dry erase marker to change things up each week.
I honestly don’t expect my kids to work all day long each day. But, I think an hour or so of tasks that are focused on helping the family will be great for all of us.
Raising decent humans is no joke!
No one likes to help round the house, but if we take a team work approach, I’m hoping life will be easier for all of us.
How to make sure the kids consistently use the chore chart:
Ummm…just kidding. I don’t have the answer to that!
If you have any tips that you use with your kids, I’d love to hear them!
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I’m still working on my summer activities bucket list!
What are some fun things you have planned this summer? Please share!
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Have a great week!