Sometimes I'm "going strong" in getting my kids to help out with basic chores, and other times I get sidetracked and end up doing things myself. At the time it seems easier. In reality though, even though it is easier sometimes in the short term, in the long term it's essential for our children to learn how to do things around the house, so they won't grow up to be adults without any life skills. Now I'm all about age appropriate chores, of course. You don't want your 3 year old to be handling a butcher knife, chopping carrots!
I've found that things go smoother, when my kids know what to expect, and what's expected of them. One way to do that is with chore charts.
Then my kids can see what's required of them, and I can see what has or hasn't been completed for the day. We like to keep our chore charts on the refrigerator, and I also like to laminate them.
Then my kids can use a dry erase marker to check off what they've done each day, and at the end of the week, we can wipe them off, and use them again.
These are the Self Sealing Laminating Pouches I use, and they require no heat.
If you'd like, I've created two different color free printable chore charts for you.
Just click on the links or images to take you to the PDFs, and print them out!
So feel free to print these out, and customize them for your children and family. 🙂